Book Reviews of The Singapore Grip (New York Review Books Classics)

The Singapore Grip (New York Review Books Classics)
The Singapore Grip - New York Review Books Classics
Author: J.G. Farrell
ISBN-13: 9781590171363
ISBN-10: 1590171365
Publication Date: 1/31/2005
Pages: 568
Rating:
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3.5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: New York Review Books Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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A sotry of big business, price fixing, politics and intrigue in Singapore, 1939. Could not stop reading despite my husband's "hollering" to turn out the light.
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This type of historic novel is not normally my cup of tea, but since I am living in Singapore I found the account fascinating.

This is the story of the fall of Singapore in World War II from a British colony into Japanese control. It is told through the perspective of a dozen or more characters. Like most novels of its kind it tends to ramble and overlap itself a bit too much, but it does convey a sense of the times. If you have been to modern Singapore, it also provides insight into the amazing city that has risen from the ashes, while making you wonder for the future.