Sunday, February 15, 2009

Who is Lydia Teh?

The first printed copy I bought, authored by Lydia Teh was "Honk If You’re Malaysian" [2007]. I didn't know that it's in fact a sequel to "Life's Like That - Scenes from Malaysian Life" [2004], not until recently when I inadvertently found the 2nd printing by Pelanduk Publications of the said book. I much prefer the cover of the 2nd printing rather than the first one though. Her writings are based on observations on our everyday life, spot on and precise. I would sometimes find myself laughing out loud while reading and at the same time agreeing to what was written. All the minute things you take for granted in your everyday life, assuming that it's conventional and not worth worrying about has become the gist of it. Yeah, sometimes life itself requires simplicity and this book is the right choice if you're seeking just that... light, easy read and funny. When I read her books, it occurs to me that it's not just me noticing & experiencing these things, there are others out there and the only difference is our POV... and one of us had made their opinions public & published. It's a good read... I suggest you to read slowly and just enjoy them as I did... any of em!

...and one more thing! I also picked up a copy of her latest book entitled "Do You Wear Suspenders? – The Wordy Tales of Eh Poh Nim"! Haven't started on that one though, bet it'll be awesome!

I'm currently hunting for books by Malaysian writers! Next review? 'Dina Zaman' perhaps, for her book "I am Muslim" heard it's kind of a fast selling book,maybe will give em a try.

3 Angel Kisses:

Anonymous said...

hmmmm.... I came across a car sticker
"honk if you're horny" :p :p :p

Angel On Parole [Mino-Chan] said...

*sweat* I think I've heard of that sumwhere...or maybe red it sumwhere :p lol

Lydia Teh said...

Hi Angel, I'm running a contest on my blog : Do check it out and enter. You might just get lucky! Thanks for buying my books.