Fiction, First Looks

First Look: Aunty Lee’s Delights

"This delectable and witty mystery introduces Rosie "Aunty" Lee, feisty widow, amateur sleuth and proprietor of Singapore's best-loved home cooking restaurant." I've never really been one for mysteries, and especially not mystery series. But then again, I realized sometime last year, I've never really tried to read any of this type of book before. Enter… Continue reading First Look: Aunty Lee’s Delights

First Looks, Long Fiction

First Look: Ink

 "What happens when rhetoric about immigrants escalates to an institutionalized population control system? The near-future, dark speculative novel INK opens as a biometric tattoo is approved for use to mark temporary workers, permanent residents and citizens with recent immigration history - collectively known as inks." Ink made it onto my reading list prior to election… Continue reading First Look: Ink

First Looks, Long Fiction

First Look: MoxyLand

"A frighteningly persuasive, high-tech fable, this novel follows the lives of four narrators living in an alternative futuristic Cape Town, South Africa. ...This story crackles with bold and infectious ideas, connecting a ruthless corporate-apartheid government with video games, biotech attack dogs, slippery online identities, a township soccer school, shocking cell phones, addictive branding, and genetically… Continue reading First Look: MoxyLand