Book Reviews

Review: The Prosecutor by Glenn Knight

During his time, Glenn Knight handled some of the biggest and most high profile crime cases in our judicial history. This book (basically his memoirs) will disappoint some people. Allow me to explain. Don’t read this book and expect sensationalist...[Read More]

Review: Wild Women Do: Female killers, tricksters and crooks in Singapore by Yeo Suan Futt

With such a title it is hard not to attract Singapore readers to pick this book up, so does this book warrant readers to give it a go?  Read on to find out.This book contains the crimes of modern women who were led astray or even led youngsters astra...[Read More]

Review: Foam Rolling: 50 Exercises for Massage, Injury Prevention, and Core Strength

It is no thanks to all the crazy, daring stunts I did in my successful decade plus as an illusionist/ escape artist, that has caused me much body aches now. In fact, I go to a good physio every week to help with the slipped disc I have in my neck fro...[Read More]

Review: Colouring the Lion City by William Sim

I absolutely LOVE this book. When I first picked up William Sim's Colouring the Lion City, the the words of Carly Rae Jepsen rang in my head: I really really really really like you... You may have realized... Colouring books for adults are the rag...[Read More]

Review: Bread by Dean Brettsneider

Dean Brettscheider is a professional baker and is the founder and co-owner of the global bakery chain, Baker and Cook. His book Bread is a lovely book to own if you have dabbled with bread baking yourself or want to try your hand at it. He is pas...[Read More]

Review: Return to a Sexy Island

It is said that a year is a long time in politics. If that is true, five years is a lifetime in Singapore. in 2011, Neil Humphreys, Singapore's beloved ang moh, returned to the Little Red Dot after living in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. it was an...[Read More]


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Review: Gurkha: Better to Die than Live a Coward: My Life in the Gurkhas

This book is about the life of the Gurkhas. We have heard many things about them, mostly about their courage, their loyalty and their discipline. Beyond that, I am pretty sure we don’t know much about them. This book gives you an in-depth insight int...[Read More]

Review: Backache: What Exercises Work: Breakthrough Relief for the Rest of Your Life, Even After Drugs & Surgery Have Failed

I am not the only one that had back pain and having spent too much money on chiropractors and physios so I thought it would be worth sharing a review for this book. After years of money thrown away and now fully rehabilitated I know what exercises t...[Read More]

Reivew: The Family Tree Historical Maps Book by Allison Dolan

Review of The Family Tree Historical Maps Book - Europe: A Country-by-Country Atlas of European History, 1700s-1900s Maps have always interested me. Remembering when I was a kid and got a map of the world. Seeing names on the map such as China and...[Read More]

Review: Great Expatations

Speaking as someone who’s never been out of the country for anything over a month and who started whining for roti prata one week after landing in Australia, I have to find it in myself to commend expats for being able to condense their life into a c...[Read More]

Review: Final Notes from a Great Island

Reading through the “Notes and Scribbles” trilogy, what is most interesting is how Neil Humphreys built up his “brand” (for lack of a better term). Remember, he was not a trained journalist. His last job prior to moving to Singapore was as an inter...[Read More]

Review: When in Asia: Customs, Culture and Comedy

From Culture Shock To Personal Enlightenment! Marshall Cavendish's 'When In Asia: Customs, Culture & Comedy' (Travellers' notes on China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and more, from the bestselling CultureShock! series), by various authors and ill...[Read More]

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