A certain exposure — Jolene Tan

Hello there,

I read this book a long while back so forgive me if this review sounds vague. As with other local books, I enjoyed how the local context of this book was relatable. Although sometimes the switching between singlish dialogue and non-singlish narrative was jarring. I think the characters were very real and I could relate at one point or other to each of them. The situations explored, especially that of homophobia lifted the veil on something that we have, as a society, tried to avoid. The end left me sad and angry, not at the book but at ourselves. Worth picking up if you were looking for local books with an edge.

Happy reading


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