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Amir Muhammad ó 9 READ & DOWNLOAD FREE READ ¸ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Amir Muhammad CHARACTERS KL NOIR By Amir Muhammad Ce brutality cannibalism black magic creepy rituals political corruption and even busking It's all totally fictional Well maybe the cannibalism isLine UpINTRO Amir MuhammadTHE RUNNER Adib ZainiRUKUN TETANGGA Preeta SamarasanMAMAK MURDER MYSTERY Marc de FaoiteASIAN ANGEL Shaz JoharA GIFT OF FLOWERS Shih Li KowK. Overall a mixed bag but that s what you have to say about 95% of anthologies It s difficult to find 14 short story writers and an essayist who can all hold it together on theme plot character and technical excellence And rating this anthology is complicated by the fact I m a white non Malaysian so I have exactly zero standing to comment on things like authenticity or exoticness For me it s just good enough that now I know there s a place in the world called Port Klang So in the order they appear in the bookThe Runner by Adib Zaini Teenage girl gets in over her head with drug runners has to figure out how to get out Solid ending Rukun Tetangga by Preeta Samarasan About a weird bachelor uncle who gets weirder but not in any interesting way Mamak Murder Mystery by Marc de Faoite was indeed mysterious and a little ambiguous but I got the idea it was mostly written to draw attention to the existence of an Indian immigrant population who staff Malaysian fast food restaurants and dream of returning to India And on that front it was successfulAsian Angel by Shaz Johar Nice twists but mostly forgettableA Gift of Flowers by Shih Li Kow I think this story really wanted to go the O Henry or Isak Dinesen route but the vignettes just weren t sharp enough for the direction to hold Kiss from a Rose by Fadzlishah Johanabas Almost worked Maybe for someone romantic than meAfter Dark My Love by Dina Zaman The one essay in the book it s captivating and informative but comes totally out of left field I kept trying to figure out if it was fiction or notThe Oracle of Truth by Eeleen Lee Brutal and curious and very nicely doneChasing Butterflies in the Night by Kris Williamson Excellent One of the two most suarely noir stories on offer and better than a good 80% of the noir shorts I ve read latelyThe Dualist by Shivani Sivagurunathan The one story I could not follow at all At All I had no idea who was sleeping with whom or who thought they were sleeping with someone and who the professor was and who wasn t supposed to know Someone smarter than me should read this and explain it to me Vanished by Khairulnizam Bakeri There s a note in the introduction that the publishers like noir that veers towards what s thought as pulp than American conceptions of noir and this is the story that really kicks off the serious pulp portion of the book And it s good It s strange and modern and ghostly and weird Cannibal vs Ah Long by Megat Ishak Not my favorite story in the bunch but holy crow is it good It s just balls out pulp and horror and if that s not enough to convince you to read it there s this uote from it in the frontispiece to the book Several teeth shot out from his rectum and clinked against the porcelain bowl before dropping into the water Should probably win some sort of award The Machete and Me by Dayang Noor My 2nd favorite of the collection it tells the story of complicated tragic matriarchies and cursed heirlooms It passes the Bechdel Test and it s astonishingly good The Unbeliever by Amir Hafizi My favorite hands down Three words Malaysian Cthulhu mythos All pulp all the time no line no waiting Like smelling fresh cigar smoke in the library of a mansion when no one s been home for decades Fantabulous Mud by Brian Gomez Mean nasty and very well done Three stars for the collection overall because for me there was that long section in the middle that felt a little sloggy but this is the first of four themed volumes from this publisher so I ll be sure to pick up the next one when it comes out Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling political corruption and even busking It's all totally fictional Well maybe the cannibalism isLine UpINTRO Amir MuhammadTHE RUNNER Adib ZainiRUKUN TETANGGA Preeta SamarasanMAMAK MURDER MYSTERY Marc de FaoiteASIAN ANGEL Shaz JoharA GIFT OF FLOWERS Shih Li KowK. Overall a mixed bag but that s what you have to say about 95% of anthologies It s difficult to find 14 short story writers and an essayist who can all hold it together on theme Cities of God The Real Story of How Christianity Became an Urban Movement and Conuered Rome plot character and technical excellence And rating this anthology is complicated by the fact I m a white non Malaysian so I have exactly zero standing to comment on things like authenticity or exoticness For me it s just good enough that now I know there s a Gravity's Rainbow place in the world called Port Klang So in the order they appear in the bookThe Runner by Adib Zaini Teenage girl gets in over her head with drug runners has to figure out how to get out Solid ending Rukun Tetangga by Preeta Samarasan About a weird bachelor uncle who gets weirder but not in any interesting way Mamak Murder Mystery by Marc de Faoite was indeed mysterious and a little ambiguous but I got the idea it was mostly written to draw attention to the existence of an Indian immigrant Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone population who staff Malaysian fast food restaurants and dream of returning to India And on that front it was successfulAsian Angel by Shaz Johar Nice twists but mostly forgettableA Gift of Flowers by Shih Li Kow I think this story really wanted to go the O Henry or Isak Dinesen route but the vignettes just weren t sharp enough for the direction to hold Kiss from a Rose by Fadzlishah Johanabas Almost worked Maybe for someone romantic than meAfter Dark My Love by Dina Zaman The one essay in the book it s captivating and informative but comes totally out of left field I kept trying to figure out if it was fiction or notThe Oracle of Truth by Eeleen Lee Brutal and curious and very nicely doneChasing Butterflies in the Night by Kris Williamson Excellent One of the two most suarely noir stories on offer and better than a good 80% of the noir shorts I ve read latelyThe Dualist by Shivani Sivagurunathan The one story I could not follow at all At All I had no idea who was sleeping with whom or who thought they were sleeping with someone and who the Pretend God Is Deaf professor was and who wasn t supposed to know Someone smarter than me should read this and explain it to me Vanished by Khairulnizam Bakeri There s a note in the introduction that the Cased Images Tintypes KwikGuide publishers like noir that veers towards what s thought as Las Puertas Del Amor pulp than American conceptions of noir and this is the story that really kicks off the serious Discoveries Voodoo Search for the Spirit Discoveries Abrams pulp A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 portion of the book And it s good It s strange and modern and ghostly and weird Cannibal vs Ah Long by Megat Ishak Not my favorite story in the bunch but holy crow is it good It s just balls out Idenics pulp and horror and if that s not enough to convince you to read it there s this uote from it in the frontispiece to the book Several teeth shot out from his rectum and clinked against the Night Owl Loonette The Big Comfy Couch porcelain bowl before dropping into the water Should Deadshifted probably win some sort of award The Machete and Me by Dayang Noor My 2nd favorite of the collection it tells the story of complicated tragic matriarchies and cursed heirlooms It The Hole of the Pit passes the Bechdel Test and it s astonishingly good The Unbeliever by Amir Hafizi My favorite hands down Three words Malaysian Cthulhu mythos All The Essential Jim Brickman Vol 4 PianoVocalChords pulp all the time no line no waiting Like smelling fresh cigar smoke in the library of a mansion when no one s been home for decades Fantabulous Mud by Brian Gomez Mean nasty and very well done Three stars for the collection overall because for me there was that long section in the middle that felt a little sloggy but this is the first of four themed volumes from this Teddy publisher so I ll be sure to Calling Me Home pick up the next one when it comes out

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Amir Muhammad ó 9 READ & DOWNLOAD FREE READ ¸ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Amir Muhammad CHARACTERS KL NOIR By Amir Muhammad KL NOIR Red is the first of 4 volumes about the Malaysian capital city's dark side There are 14 short stories and one essay about the seedy the sinister and sometimes the spooky You will find murder drug dealing kidnapping sexual depravity prostitution celebrity secrets suicides academic rivalry gangsters poli. I have a soft spot in my heart for short story anthologies There is so much variety in many short stories than in one single story of the same length And even though the topic of Kuala Lumpur s dark side is the theme for all 15 stories in KL Noir there are still 15 distinct stories in this collection Kudos to the writers and editor for coming together in this way That said some stories were better written than others and a few stood out in my mind as very entertainingAfter a tongue in cheek introduction the book starts with Adib Zaini s The Runner a story about a young Malay girl who started to mingle with the wrong crowds got screwed and decided to make it her life s mission to get revenge The main character s motives seemed very immature Appropriate to her age I guess But I completely missed any depth to her characterPreeta Samarasan s Rukun Tetangga is one of the examples of good writing and good story put together The elderly man looking for meaning in his life after retiring is something that we can all relate to even if it is a long time before we get to that stage in life Really I meanit can be scary So her character s new direction in life was inspiring even if it made others look at him funnyThe Mamak Murder Mystery by Marc de Faoite was a little slow for my taste It did have me worrying about the safety of the narrator as he tried to figure out who had killed his coworker Kudos to Marc de Faoite for giving the Mamak a stage of their own and not relegating them to the background Shaz Johar s Asian Angel was a weird one But not in a bad way It was like a television gossip show combined with an Indonesian drama and mixed with dark humor I was entertained by this story but it could have been a bit longerShih Li Kow s A Gift of Flowers was another one that I found entertaining The premise that a bouuet of flowers or some part of a bouuet could move its way around a community and have different effects on those in possession was interesting I didn t understand the motive of the firstlast woman to go to that extreme That could have been expanded But Kudos overallKiss from a Rose by Fadzlishah Johanabas was also weird but not so in a good way this time Most of the characters motives just didn t connect with me And the back story of the main character does not fit his actions at all Maybe I missed something big though At least it pushed into uncomfortable territory for someDina Zaman s After Dark My Love was OK It didn t really wow me but nothing compels me to complain about it either The same was the case for Eeleen Lee s The Oracle of Truth But kudos to Eeleen for using the second person in her storytelling That s a rarity that is nice every now and thenChasing Butterflies in the Night by Kris Williamson was also entertaining I recently enjoyed reading his novel Son Complex but this was a very different story to that But still identifiable as a Kris Williamson story I liked the subtlety and the twist at the endShivani Sivagurunathan s The Dualist was not one that I fully understoodI thinkor maybe I did I m not sure The writing is strong but not enjoyable Vanished is a story by Khairulnizam Bakeri that was translated from Malay I don t know who translated it but they did a good job The story itself is solidMegat Ishak s Cannibal vs Ah Long was predictable and offered no surprises But it was entertaining for a short read I did get a strong image of the cannibal in my mind and his peculiar smile Kudos for that The Machete and Me by Dayang Noor was a little freaky actually But I give credit to her that she took the story in a direction or two that I did not expectAmir Hafizi s The Unbeliever was too long and did not seem to have any urban connection at all The writing was fine and the story would be better suited for a longer work I think it could be expanded but not as a short story Mud by Brian Gomez was entertaining and had me laughing but only at the expense of cheap race based jokes I had hoped for substance But other than the clipped ending it is consistent throughoutOverall I was pleased with the collection Most importantly it was varied and gave 15 different viewpoints I read that a few editions of KL Noir will be released and am looking forward to reading those as well Kudos to the writers

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Amir Muhammad ó 9 READ & DOWNLOAD FREE READ ¸ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Amir Muhammad CHARACTERS KL NOIR By Amir Muhammad ISS FROM A ROSE Fadzlishah JohanabasAFTER DARK MY LOVE Dina ZamanTHE ORACLE OF TRUTH Eeleen LeeCHASING BUTTERFLIES IN THE NIGHT Kris WilliamsonTHE DUALIST Shivani SivagurunathanVANISHED Khairulnizam BakeriCANNIBAL VS AH LONG Megat IshakTHE MACHETE AND ME Dayang NoorTHE UNBELIEVER Amir HafiziMUD Brian GomezBIOS. A good try to make our own Malaysian version of pulp fiction genre style of writting My personal fav would be Mamak Murder Mystery Vanished and A Gift of Flowers Im loving the idea of having KL as the setting for all of the short stories it gives a familiar touch to most of youngters Although I might say a good piece of writting doesnt necessarily sell by having explicit content