Love’s Labour’s Lost. Literally.
There are so many books to read, review and rifle through these days. And be impressed by - quite frankly – with the amount and quality of Singapore published authors and the products of the Lion City’s thriving book business. From publisher, printer, distributor and retailer. Plus authors and illustrators of course!
Here’s my selection and a few short ‘review-like’ assessments of each one. Literature, definitely. Variety, yes. Not necessarily to everyone’s taste, but all worth reading. Or at least flicking through. For many different reasons. Read on…..
As a work of creative non-fiction, Linda has produced an impressive book. In style and substance, it reads more like a detective novel, as that’s exactly what this teenager’s parents had to go through to find out why and how Victoria chose to leave a school, a home and a life on earth! To detail such a personal journey, as a grieving mother going through such an agonising time, would be beyond most of us. But Linda handles it as a professional writer would, with skill, sensitivity and determination, often reminding the reader that she’s more than the storyteller, she’s an active participant in this dramatic account of life and death. But you must read this for yourself. More from Ethos Books.