Thursday, November 20, 2008

Review of Lovers and Strangers Revisited in Borneo Talk, Oct-Dec 2008



Borneo Talk, Oct-Dec 2008:

Lovers and Strangers Revisited
MPH (228 pages) Paperback RM32.90

Robert Raymer lives in Sarawak where he teaches creative writing at University Malaysia Sarawak. The American-born Raymer likes to write short stories that give people a truly personal glimpses of Malaysia. With his keen observation to detail he is able to capture the nuances of the locals from a foreign perspective, and in doing so he helps Malaysian readers
understand what the "Mat Salleh" sees in us and our country. There are 17 stories that deal with love, family, and culture with a few being semi-autobiographical in nature.

*Update, the 20th anniversary of Lovers and Strangers Revisited

***Here the link to my website, to MPH online for orders for all three of my books, including my latest, Spirit of Malaysia and for Trois autres Malaisie.

2 comments:

KeeMan said...

Oh, didn't realise that they have a review section inside BorneoTalk. Just flipped through after seeing this post. :p

BorneoExpatWriter said...

Caught me by surprise, too. Those 20% off coupons come in handy. I'm just glad the word is getting out. There's an article in MPH Quill Oct-Dec that I adapted from an earlier blog, and another one, also adapted, coming out in their Jan-March 2009 issue. So these posts also come in handy!