2017 Reviews, Long Fiction

Ink

In a near-future America, anti-immigrant sentiment has escalated. "Inks," temporary workers, permanent residents, and first-gen citizens, are tattooed on their wrist and submitted to interrogations, discrimination in the workplace, and traffic checks. Over the ten years of this novel, the repercussions of 'othering' this population transform into┬ávigilante kidnapping, mob violence, and population control. The violence… Continue reading Ink

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