Wednesday, April 25, 2007

44 Cemetery Road is out!


Congrats, Tunku Halim!

I'm so stoked because TH credited me for inspiring this collection of his best, best works. I also got to see an advanced copy, and can tell you it's truly excellent. (I have an endorsement blurb for the book.) Tunku Halim, as one esteemed editor put it, combines literary elements with popular fiction, and does it with aplomb.

My favourite story is the one where TH does a semi-autobiographical account on his student life in the UK, with a dash of piquant bittersweetness, and of course, doses of horror - I won't tell you which, you'll just have to pick the book up to find out.

Bravo, Tunku Halim. Looking forward to your launch. (Can one attend a book launch in honour of the author who might be overseas?)

11 comments:

zewt said...

cool... looking forward to the book launch!

Tunku Halim said...

Hey Xeus - thanks for posting this and your very kind and cool comments. Need to think of a virtual book launch until we can do the real thing.

Xeus said...

TH, a virtual book launch! What a spiffy idea. We can eat virtual curry puffs!

Nah, I'm serious. It's a really good idea.

Zewt, we might have to celebrate online after all.

Kak Teh said...

xeus, you beat me to it. but then you had a sneak preview and from where i am sitting, i can only see the cover! will certainly get someone to get it for me from home.

gRaCe said...

TH & Xeus,

The idea's really not bad and yes, virtual curry puffs sounds marvellous. But u noe wht i think, we can all gather at a place and while we lavish on real curry puffs over here..TH can share the virtual ones with us over at his place. heheh...;o)

Kak Teh said...

if you are celebrating online,count me in. I'll make sardine rolls. and xeus - i've also done a promo for TH in my blog.

Xeus said...

Grace and Kak Teh, yes, yes! We can eat the curry puffs and sardines rolls on TH's behalf. And Kak Teh can make us another birthday cake!

Argus Lou said...

I'll contribute champignon puffs. Yahoo, my first online party!

Kak Teh said...

xeus, after reading my promo on 44 cemetery road, you think i qualify to write for Dark City 2 or not?
tell me when it is out - i will do another promo! and even bring sardine rolls.

Xeus said...

Argus, you can bake your famous brownies :)

Kak Teh, aiyo, you are overqualified to write everything lah! Please do contribute a story for Dark City 3. Base it in London, as a Malaysian living there. All it needs is a twist. Does not need to be dark.

Target release date: July.

gRaCe said...

aiyah..u people are making me hungry early morning already..(it's only 9am now..), what with all the brownies and cakes and sardine rolls. hahah..