the singapore grip book
His daughter keeps entangling herself with the most unsuitable beaus, while her intended match, the son of Blackett's par. A grip that will only be broken by the impending war and its aftermath. With humour Farrell unmasks the smug hypocrisy that blanketed acts of complete immorality. I found here much of what I’ve come to love about J.G. No matter how forcefully the police break one strike, the natives go on strike somewhere else. [4][5][6],, "The Singapore Grip: The ugliness of colonial snobbery laid bare",,,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 September 2020, at 10:37. Second, after that 100 pages -- well, an intelligent reader can only take so much dramatic irony -- that is to say, everyone in the book is unaware of what we as readers KNOW is happening as Singapore is going to fall.... Brilliantly Written Entertaining Character Driven Story of British Imperialsm & the Fall of Singapore in WWII, Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2016. Evocative of that period where the British empire pretty much came to an end in Malaya, with the arrival of Japanese troops... James Gordon Farrell, known as J.G. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. All of it adds to the rich tapestry the novel is. Farrell, whose 1978 saga The Singapore Grip remains the great Singapore novel...Farrell's pungent aroma still fleetingly hovers over today's city...With his gentle wit Farrell captures the soul of Singapore: a polyglot Asian port, still partly under the sleepy sway of its British colonial past, and still lurching toward an uncertain future with a furious, irresistible energy.". I discovered it over a decade ago on the shelves of a secondhand … "grip" and the Fr. No one suspects that the world of the British Empire, of fixed boundaries between classes and nations, is about to come to a terrible end. I enjoyed this epic, richly detailed and humorous reimagining of the fall of Singapore hugely. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. I had previously read Farrell's Troubles, which I also loved learned from, and brought up at dinner,, and I am not a reader of historical novels. Nonetheless, those sections were an issue, as was the one dimensional characterisation and occasionally clunky dialogue. Even though the characters feel real and are vested with human, interior problems, they also act as stand-ins for larger concept: ineffective idealism, self-justifying capitalism and exploitation, lost innocence; somehow, despite its subject matter, it's funny. This is a good book on its own, but a mediocre book when compared with Troubles and The Siege of Krishnapur, J.G. A combination of 'The Great Gatsby' and 'Catch-22'. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. "— Hilary Spurling"[This] vivid, multi-dimensional portrait of Singapore…is a superbly constructed book, enjoyable on many different levels. Refresh and try again. Farrell. Farrell'. Convincing, complex characterisation; multiple, interwoven plot-lines; all brought together with Farrell's unique skill and wit.


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