LOST IN PUTRAJAYA compiles 14 stories about literally and figuratively losing yourself either in the physical administrative capital, in the murky political machinery, or in the labyrinth of civil service Behind the facade of Putrajaya, many can get lost migrants, journalists, hitchhikers, or even bunian and djinns This book might not help you find your way out, but aLOST IN PUTRAJAYA compiles 14 stories about literally and figuratively losing yourself either in the physical administrative capital, in the murky political machinery, or in the labyrinth of civil service Behind the facade of Putrajaya, many can get lost migrants, journalists, hitchhikers, or even bunian and djinns This book might not help you find your way out, but at least it will make you feel better about getting lost INTRO Zurairi ARDRIFTING AZALEAS Paul GnanaselvamLISTEN TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER Jeannette Goon GREEN ONIONS Marc de FaoiteLOST TOY Claudia Skyler FoongSUMMER Adriana Nordin MananTHE WEDDING BET Anuar ShahBLUE JEANS Eileen LianBUNIAN DIASPORA Alistair YongTHE SIGNS OF END TIMES Hadi M NorBROKEN KALEIDOSCOPE Timothy NakayamaLOST HIGHWAY Marco FerrareseTHE MINISTRY OF SUN AND STORMS Terence TohSANGSALIBUT Nizam ShadanMOSQUITO HEART William Tham Wai Liang
Lost in Putrajaya LOST IN PUTRAJAYA compiles stories about literally and figuratively losing yourself either in the physical administrative capital in the murky political machinery or in the labyrinth of civil ser
I generally liked this Some of the stories were stronger than others it really slumped in the middle , but I guess that s how it goes.Drifting Azaleas Paul Gnanaselvam is an amusing account of Saras application for Malaysian citizenship and her struggling attempt to speak in Malay I thought this was a rather promising start to the anthology Listen to Your Grandmother Jeannette Goon is a story of an abused wife The only connection it seems to have to Putrajaya is that Violet works there Back to v [...]
Disclaimer I am one of the contributors to this anthology.All in all a pretty good read with some highs and lows The stories towards the end of the book were stronger, ending on a high note with the excellent Mosquito Heart by William Tham Wai Liang I also particularly enjoyed in no particular order Broken Kaleidoscope by Timothy Nakayama, Lost Highway by Marco Ferrarese, The Ministry of Sun and Storms by Terence Toh The writing in Summer by Adriana Nordin Manan is excellent though the story was [...]
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So going through my shelf of Fixi books I had not realised how many I had actually picked up until one day I put them altogether hahahaha and this ended up being the 2nd one I finished the first being Love In Penang which I haven t yet reviewed btw A collection of short stories about around the theme of Putrajaya That gargantuan mass of crazy roadworks with it s mass of un intuitively named roads sections nestling government offices and ministries all sweltering in the urban tropical heat well t [...]
My friend wrote a story titled Broken Kaleidoscope It brought the reader in and out of the story at the correct pace, without leaving the reader suddenly lost in the story, which was how I felt when I finished Sangsalibut rather abruptly Timothy Nakayama used descriptions that made you feel like you were looking through the eyes of the characters, albeit a bit heavy on some of the terms I also liked how he constructed the dreams the main character was having This leaves some space for interpreta [...]
I don t normally read introduction but I am glad I did for this book I would be interested to read a story about a bunian prime minister drifting azaleas a bit funny.en to your grandmother erm yea one should in this caseeen onions haha green onions that is the precise word that I use for them as well p s is this story based on actual experience I totally feel for youlost toy a bittersweet story awwwsummer errrrr betul kah ini balik kerja la the wedding bet bulu roma boleh naik ini blue jeans one [...]
Another decent anthology from Fixi Novo As with many books of this type, the quality of the stories varies, with some really great tales sitting alongside others that either try too hard or just don t go anywhere The uniting theme of this collection is the federal administrative centre Putrajaya which was created in the 90s.The standout stories for me include Marc de Faoite s Green Onions , Broken Kaleidoscope by Timothy Nakayama, Marco Ferrarses s Lost Highway , The Ministry of Sun and Storms b [...]
Overall it was a much lighter read than KL Noir, to me it feels similar in tone to Love in Penang for some reason I really enjoy the Fixi Novo anthologies which take place in a specific location, and this book does the job I particularly liked The Ministry of Sun and Storms , as well as Green Onions the latter had a very Brazil esque bureaucratic feel to it
This was given to me as a gift by one of my students as a parting gift, as I will be leaving Putrajaya in a few days after nearly two years here To be honest, I can only recommend this collection to someone who lives in, or has at least visited, Malaysia s federal capital The writers seem to be fairly young and the quality of the stories is a little uneven This is perhaps to be expected in any short story collection, but the lack of consistency was a little disappointing.The story Green Onions b [...]
Lazy review Pretty amazed with some of these stories, especially the very original and imaginative ones, but there was one that seemed like a very pointless story Two thumbs up to the authors who showed real effort in writing good stories for the readers to enjoy I d actually rate some of these stories 5 stars Too bad one of them ruined my perception about the whole anthology Overall not bad, but not something I d reread either.
My short story, The Wedding Bet, is in it but that is not the reason I like this book It is great because even in such a boring place like Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia, people can find great stories happening around it
THIS IS YET THE BEST BOOK FROM FIXI NOVO I must say so Read this book is like eating Chocolate Indulgence, crave it and Good Job Buku Fixi and Fixi Novo I give 4 stars out of 5 Worth it
Tells a lot about Putrajaya and the immigrants there Tells about the difficulties of the immigrants to get the certificate and identification card to live in Malaysia I guess our country is pretty easy to accept other foreigners to be one of the us.
So far its a good book and every author has their own writing style.Enjoy reading it but i don t think i can be familiar with the roads in Putrajaya yet.
All the stories in these books are greatly describe how the uniquely design and technically great city can make you lost,lost in paradise Thanks Fixi,i enjoy read this book