The House of a Million Stories

These are my recent haul from BookXcess in Penang. It’s a two-storey book lover paradise in Gurney Paragon. I wasn’t expecting to be buying books on this trip (came for the food) so I was totally unprepared (no $$$, no luggage space). Probably have to come here again sometime in the future. If you’re the… Read More »

Choose Yourself

This “book” started off very promising until you realised that it’s essentially a collection of blog posts rewritten and repackaged to fit a new medium. Which is a shame because there are a few nuggets of gems lost in the meandering fluff. The author used a gimmicky promotional tactic that promises to give your money… Read More »

Star Trek: New Earth – Rough Trails

I don’t normally read a series out of cycle, but my daughter picked up this book for me from the library, not knowing that it’s book 3 of 6. Not wanting to waste her good intention, I decided to read it nonetheless. However, it was an unfortunate coincidence that when I started reading this book,… Read More »

Very limited offer

Sometimes when you’re writing your advertising copy, you need to make sure you use the correct article before the noun. So it’s for just one chicken wing?

Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory

This book could have been titled “The Adventures of Noonien Soong”. For the greater part of his adventure, Noonien was on the run from Federation space. That’s because he doesn’t seem to have a favourable opinion of Starfleet: “I’m not saying Starfleet doesn’t serve a purpose or do its share of good in the galaxy,… Read More »

Star Trek Discovery: Drastic Measures

Author Dayton Ward seems to have a knack for describing landmarks, directions and actions, unlike Kirsten Beyer who excels with writing dialogue. Characterization suffered as a consequence and many characters fell flat from stereotyping. The excerpts inserted between chapters of the book slowed the pace down considerably, even though they offered a different perspective of… Read More »

2020 for change?

Sorry, the ship has sailed in 2015. By the time the next general election comes around, the exposing of the HDB leasing scam will loom large in the minds of voters. Out of self-interest and a blind faith in the greater fool theory, they will continue to install the #PartyAgainstPeople as their choice of predators.

Star Trek Voyager: The Eternal Tide

The opening prologue may read like a confusing maze of dialogue if you are unfamiliar with the Q Continuum and its impact on the Star Trek timelines. Unfortunately, I can’t bring myself to finish the book as confusion sets in with the many diversions in the storyline. It also gets boring when you introduce omnipotent… Read More »