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Oct 14, 2019 - 23:30 PM By O Thiam Chin

A woman reminded of her past through the acts of her grandson A band of swordsmen on a failed mission The forbidden love of Zheng He, the great Chinese Admiral A young daughter forming a strange bond with her deceased father s cat Presenting ten stories in his fifth collection, O Thiam Chin plumbs the joy and despair, hopes and fears of men and women caught up by theirA woman reminded of her past through the acts of her grandson A band of swordsmen on a failed mission The forbidden love of Zheng He, the great Chinese Admiral A young daughter forming a strange bond with her deceased father s cat Presenting ten stories in his fifth collection, O Thiam Chin plumbs the joy and despair, hopes and fears of men and women caught up by their past and confounded by lost loves Taut, dark and visceral, these stories reveal, once again, the mysteries that lie in the heart of man.
  • Title: Love, Or Something Like Love
  • Author: O Thiam Chin
  • ISBN: 9789810776718
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback

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Whitaker Oct 14, 2019 - 23:30 PM
This is a very uneven collection of ten short stories. In the best of them, O Thiam Chin’s straightforward style complements the story being told. His natural voice seems, based on this collection, to be relatively unadorned. This is not to damn with faint praise: It worked well with stories of ordinary people struggling with difficult situations, where a more ornate style would have been out of place. On the other hand, where he tried to reach for a more obvious stylistic effect or where the [...]
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Diana Oct 14, 2019 - 23:30 PM
I devoured the book slowly in one sitting. In some way I can't really explain, I loved it. The prose is uncomplicated and unpretentious and somehow in a simple way, spellbinding. His characters are also endearingly, seemingly simple, with an almost banal sheen to their lives. Their desires and griefs seem uncomplicated, and perhaps all the more relatable in a way we might not have paid attention to. As if the stories spoke to our very nature; stories as real, as humble, as important to us as the [...]
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Natalie Oct 14, 2019 - 23:30 PM
i ended up giving this a 3, though in my mind this book wavers a little above it—four stars for the measured, muted tone & straightforward/concrete style of writing, but three for how much i enjoyed reading these stories. his writing was most effective when focused on the personal, ordinary lives of people in singapore, instead of reaching for elaborate 'tales' set in the 13th century/long ago past ("the last voyage" & "swordsmen"). of the twelve stories, i only liked three—but those [...]
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Chia Jia Xin (Justin) Oct 14, 2019 - 23:30 PM
An average collection of short stories. There's a recurring theme (death! violence!) running through the stories but they are often executed poorly, reading almost like what you'd expect from a sensationalist tabloid article. I think the short story form is very tricky to get right because you have so little room for error. Any slight tonal abnormality is immediately perceptible to the reader such as in the second story where a first-person narrative grandma is spying on her grandson masturbatin [...]
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Beatrice Oct 14, 2019 - 23:30 PM
I don't read a lot of short story collections but I'm glad I picked this one up. I was torn between reading all the stories in one go or savoring the stories by reading slower. The author's words immediately draws the reader in; 10 stories is not enough! This was written well, and while a small number is so-so for me, I have my favorites and overall an enjoyable and quick read.
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DeanJean Oct 14, 2019 - 23:30 PM
Chin's writing, although sparse at times, vibrates with an emotional current invoked easily in a few words. I am in awe.
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K Yuan Oct 14, 2019 - 23:30 PM
One of my favourite books - often return to it for solace.
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Joel Oct 14, 2019 - 23:30 PM
Well written and clever but neither beautiful nor thought provoking.
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Love, Or Something Like Love By O Thiam Chin A woman reminded of her past through the acts of her grandson A band of swordsmen on a failed mission The forbidden love of Zheng He, the great Chinese Admiral A young daughter forming a strange bond with her deceased father s cat Presenting ten stories in his fifth collection, O Thiam Chin plumbs the joy and despair, hopes and fears of men and women caught up by theirA woman reminded of her past through the acts of her grandson A band of swordsmen on a failed mission The forbidden love of Zheng He, the great Chinese Admiral A young daughter forming a strange bond with her deceased father s cat Presenting ten stories in his fifth collection, O Thiam Chin plumbs the joy and despair, hopes and fears of men and women caught up by their past and confounded by lost loves Taut, dark and visceral, these stories reveal, once again, the mysteries that lie in the heart of man.

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