04 Mar '11, 10am

StraitsTimes' review of Catherine Lim's political novel conveniently leaves out all mentions of its political nature

On 3 March I wrote to the Straits Time Forum to seek clarification on a certain point regarding the review of my novel—why, in an otherwise detailed and competent analysis, the reviewer had virtually disregarded the most significant component in the novel—the political theme which I thought would be the most interesting to Singaporean readers. She has since emailed back her response. Reproduced below is the exchange of our letters. Dear Sir/Madam I refer to Ms Akshita Nanda’s review of my novel ‘Miss Seetoh in the World’ in the Sunday Times, 27 February, 2011. I would like to comment that while the review was very detailed, analytical and competent, it was incomplete, because it made hardly any reference to the political theme in the novel. The omission was surprising because: it was the first time, in my 30 years as writer, that I had written a political novel the politic...

Full article: http://catherinelim.sg/2011/03/04/letter-to-st-on-miss-se...

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