Nine Cuts

Nine CutsShortlisted For The Singapore Literature PrizeFor English FictionAudrey Chin Writes To Share Her World, Imaginary And Otherwise In This Anthology, She Offers The Beating Hearts Of A Cannibal Picking Up A Ghoul At Tekka Market, A Vietnamese American Grieving In Alaska, An HDB Cleaner S Love For Her Brother And His D Predicting Dragon Fish, A DistrictTeenager Coming To Grips With Her Catholic Grandfather S Legacy Poignant Slices Of Heart Tender, Done And Spoiled

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[Reading] ➸ Nine Cuts By Audrey Chin –
  • Paperback
  • 102 pages
  • Nine Cuts
  • Audrey Chin
  • English
  • 12 November 2018

10 thoughts on “Nine Cuts

  1. says:

    I didn t hate this book but I also didn t love it Most of the stories are either sad or a bit spooky, which obviously makes sense when you take into consideration what the title of the anthology is and the cover art It definitely helps to understand or relate to the stories if you understand the cultural context in which they come from, that is to say, if you have either lived in or been to Singapore, you re likely to feel while reading this That being said, I don t think people who ve never been to Singapore or what not will not be able to read and understand this book It just might help a bit that s all Anyway, long review short, it was a good little anthology with some good shorts and some that confused me than intrigued me Not really ideal for someone who is kinda always morose or someone who is Not In A Good Place mentally, but maybe it could help them come to terms with their issues WHO KNOWS But I do know that I can t quite decide if I should part with my copy or keep it..

  2. says:

    Nine Cuts comprised of many short stories filled with both reality and fantasy As much as I enjoyed Chin s writing style and her way with words, I am not one for such short stories The short stories each had so much potential but with it being a short story, they were kept short and therefore caused a series of questions in me Nonetheless, this is definitely not a bad read It is just a read for acquired tastes.

  3. says:

    The Dragon Fish was my favourite and it made me laugh The Hit, A Lover of Story, The Watcher are also particularly memorable Would love to see these made into short films They were peculiar, surprising, bold, and utterly refreshing I reckon I have a love for extremities since the stories I like are either tender or spoiled, none of them very palatable well done.

  4. says:

    Yow These stories are sharp, sad, and often hilarious There s a lot of heart here, and I really want to read Audrey Chin Also yay for butch hawkers trying to hang out with trans lady sex workers.

  5. says:

    Another case of it s not you it s me.

  6. says:

    Brief and effective short stories Very well constructed snapshots, like instat photos, showing scenes of Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, the US and the Netherlands The author does a fantastic job of revealing very slowly, almost cryptically, what is happenning in the story It is like randomly solving a puzzle When in the end the whole scene can be seen, it is at times unsettling, at times pedestrian, but always possessing an intrinsic, strange beauty Unfortunately, some of the stories seem to lack punch, or the final scene discovered may be a bit disappointing Audrey Chin is a fantastic craftswoman with words, uses them with rythm and precision to paint these scenes bit by bit Liked it.

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