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Tun Perak by Muhammad Yusuf Ibrahim
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Jan 16, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read from January 14 to 15, 2012

Following review is an excerpt from my blog The Malaysian Reader

Written in the style of a biographical novel, it is not a bad book but it didn’t rock my world either. The most glaring omission I felt was the lack of details. Very little is spent fleshing out the characters. Tun Perak, his father Tun Perpatih Serdang, his mother (unnamed), even the bad guys like Raja Rekan were not given much space to explain their motivations. It is simply, “here are the cast, this what they did”. It is as if the author takes it for granted that the reader already knows Malaccan history and the politics of the era. After a few chapters of this I lost patience and just skimmed the pages to the end.

Could have been better.

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