(Picture courtesy of Alessandro Ursic)
Last Sunday, my debut novel NAZI GORENG was reviewed by Thailand old hand, former bassist of Canadian pop-punk-country band THE ASEXUALS and author extraordinaire of “Bizzarre Thailand” and “The Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling tales of Thailand”, Jim Algie.
What to say, with such a reviewer and self-proclaimed “weirdsmith” holding the pen, I was expecting to be publicly flagellated in the tabloid pages of one of Thailand’s most prominent English newspapers.
To the contrary, I got one of the most positive reviews so far. One that is worth all the hard work I put into writing a book in a second language.
Algie says “in exposing Malaysia’s dark side through the light of literature, Ferrarese has bravely travelled to a place where few, if any, authors have gone before, in a promising and harrowing debut that marks him as a writer to keep both eyes on.”
You can read the full review here