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4.16  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Shih-Li just keeps getting better and better. In her first full book of short stories (which, incidentally has been nominated for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize in the First Book category), Shih Li's delicate touch and turn of phrase continues. She says she loves writing and obviously means it. She will not let any excuse get in the way of her passion. She holds a full ti ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published December 24th 2008 by Silverfish Books
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Faizah Roslaini
Mar 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Selalunya saya takut untuk baca tulisan penulis-penulis Malaysia dalam Bahasa Inggeris. Acapkali saya menganggap mereka representasi kepada elit Malaysia yang bourgeois lagi kaya-raya, yang kemungkinan besar cuma menulis tentang first world problem mereka. Dan saya takkan minta maaf untuk beranggapan macam itu.

Ripples, syukur pada Tuhan bukan saja fasal first world problem. Cerita-ceritanya merentas kelas, bangsa dan jantina dalam masyarakat. Walaubagaimanapun, cerita-cerita dari golongan marhae
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Yee Heng Yeh
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Shih-Li Kow is restrained in her use of language, seldom descending into frivolous descriptions for the sake of adding a superficial level of 'character' or 'colour' as quite a few M'sian writers writing in English are wont to do. Although some stories are perhaps more one-dimensional and less consequential there are a number of solid, well-written stories (IMO), such as Seeking Frangipani, Ripples, Know My Name, and Private Tuition. ...more
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ripples - like ripples in water, one small action stirs up another and another, from one person to another, these interconnected stories crossed all levels of society and even the realms of the spiritual. I have not enjoyed a local anthology more than this.
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I read this for my book project, it is an anthology, consisting different short stories of the Malaysian community. I liked some of the stories, and I liked the fact that they were sorta connected and so many plot-twists.
Shafinaz Mink
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Short stories with a local insight into Malaysian culture. Maybe some of the terms or dialects are less familiar to non-natives. I mean there are things that only a Malaysian would be able to interpret and digest.
Afiqah Azhar
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Utterly brilliant. I love this collection of short stories so, so much.
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