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Little Ironies
by Catherine Lim | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Goldoni of Regensburg, Bayern Germany on 9/11/2009
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by olagorie): travelling


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5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Goldoni from Regensburg, Bayern Germany on Friday, September 11, 2009

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Seventeen short stories.

Written with wit and deliberate irony, "Little Ironies" may best be described as a collection of vignettes concerning modern Singapore life, mostly involving the Singaporean Chinese community. In each of the stories there is an ironic twist which recreates the stark and realistic modern life of the 1970s, informed by superstition, ignorance, snobbery and materialism.

Contents:
- The Father
- Paper
- The Teacher
- Miss Pereira
- Lottery
- Male Child
- Properly Married
- The Journey
- Love
- Eggs
- The Marriage
- Adeline Ng Ai Choo
- The Chosen One
- Monster
- The Taximan's Story
- The Jade Pendant
- The Ugly One
 


Journal Entry 2 by Goldoni at Caffe Letterario OBCZ in Regensburg, Bayern Germany on Friday, September 18, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (9/19/2009 UTC) at Caffe Letterario OBCZ in Regensburg, Bayern Germany

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Geht mit zum "großen Meetup". Falls sich kein Leser findet, kommt das Buch ins OBCZ-Regal. 


Journal Entry 3 by lady-liberty from Coburg, Bayern Germany on Friday, November 06, 2009

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Nanu, wo ist denn mein Eintrag hingekommen? Ich bin mir ziemlich sicher, einen gemacht zu haben, als ich vom "internationalen meet-up" nach Hause kam - und jetzt ist keiner da. Gestern habe ich Tabula rasa gemacht und alle BC-Bücher gesichtet, sortiert und neu gegliedert, dabei fiel mir auf, dass "Little Ironies" gar nicht in meinem Shelf auftauchten. 


Journal Entry 4 by lady-liberty from Coburg, Bayern Germany on Saturday, January 16, 2010

9 out of 10

Seventeen stories from the other side of the world. It was a special experience reading them, because each one is unique and cannot be compared to any other. Some of the stories are sad, others gruesome, a few a tiny bit funny, but each one contains it's very own sense of asian character. I liked them all a lot and I wonder if there are more books of Catherine Lim available. It was an interesting reading and I'd love to get more of this author.

This book was read for:
1-Jahr-1-Land-Challenge (Singapore)
BergABbau-Challenge Januar 2010 


Journal Entry 5 by Torgin from Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, January 23, 2010

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Arrived today, thanks for lending it! 


Journal Entry 6 by Torgin from Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, February 02, 2010

7 out of 10

At least, I didn't have the problems, resulting from differences in mindset, I usually have with East Asian literature. This is mainly due to the well formed irony, although in the end I was able to suspect the outcomes ot the stories. There are one or two aspects I'm really concerned about.
First, there's was too much talk of only material wealth, especially with already rich or at least well-off people. They are unable to think about anything else than big houses, cars etc. Feelings? No. Annoying.
Second, there was a noticeable performance orientation especially with girls in school, resulting in suicide when they think they failed. I believe that Lim talks about this because it's really a problem, otherwise these stories wouldn't make much sense in the whole context, but I would have preferred more explicite criticism on it.

Anyway, thanks for lending it! 


Journal Entry 7 by lady-liberty from Coburg, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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Back home, but probably very soon on the way to Vienna. 


Journal Entry 8 by lady-liberty at Coburg, Bayern Germany on Friday, August 30, 2013

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Dieses Buch reist morgen mit mir nach Regensburg zum BC-Picknick und wird hoffentlich ein Plätzchen in einem der anderen Taschen oder Rucksäcke finden. Bin gespannt, wohin es reist.  


Journal Entry 9 by wingRunningmousewing at Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Sunday, September 01, 2013

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Trotz meines furchtbar schlechten Englisch wurde mir das Büchlein ans Herz gelegt ;-)
Die Geschichten sind nicht so lang, vielleicht sollte ich die Gelegenheit ergreifen, auf meine alten Tage das Verstehen der Sprache zu verbessern! 


Journal Entry 10 by wingRunningmousewing at Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (9/26/2015 UTC) at Nürnberg, Bayern Germany

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Liegt schon zu lange bei mir und darf jetzt zu Olagorie, die es sich gewünscht hat. 


Journal Entry 11 by wingolagoriewing at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, September 26, 2015

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Ganz liebe Grüße von der UnCon in Bremerhaven!  


Journal Entry 12 by wingolagoriewing at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, November 08, 2015

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Nochmal einen lieben Dank nach Nürnberg, ich habe mich sehr gefreut.

Juchu - Singapur!


Da mich mein Weg von Bremerhaven aus nach Malmö, Kopenhagen und Mailand geführt hat, war ich froh, dass mein Papa Hejum Büchertaxi gespielt hat.

Das Buch konnte sich in Biberach von dem Mords-Spaß erholen, das es mit seinen vielen Freunden auf dem Büchertisch in Bremerhaven hatte und gesellt sich nun ins Regal zu meinem MTBR.

Ich freue mich darauf es zu lesen, hört sich sehr spannend an!
 


Journal Entry 13 by wingolagoriewing at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, February 14, 2016

9 out of 10


I really liked this book. The stories were perfect for the metro rides ;-)

Some were very depressing, money money money ...

Counts for Singapore
 


Journal Entry 14 by wingolagoriewing at Near the beach in Elafonisi, Chania Greece on Thursday, September 07, 2017

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Released 6 mos ago (7/7/2017 UTC) at Near the beach in Elafonisi, Chania Greece

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Liebe Finderin, lieber Finder,

Gratulation, dass Du dieses Buch gefunden hast! Ich hoffe, es gefällt Dir. Du hast nicht nur ein Buch, sondern eine ganze Gemeinschaft von Leserinnen und Lesern gefunden, die Bücher lieben. Schau Dir die Seite mal an!

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