Sep 29, 2020
Son Complex
Posted by Kris Williamson

Aaron, a 23 year old American, comes to Malaysia for the first time His mission to meet Nasri Aziz, the politician he believes is his biological father A man who has no idea Aaron even exists.Encouraged by the letters of his late mother Nora, Aaron seeks to find out about her life in Malaysia in the 1980s Aaron s arrival comes as a complete surprise not only to NaAaron, a 23 year old American, comes to Malaysia for the first time His mission to meet Nasri Aziz, the politician he believes is his biological father A man who has no idea Aaron even exists.Encouraged by the letters of his late mother Nora, Aaron seeks to find out about her life in Malaysia in the 1980s Aaron s arrival comes as a complete surprise not only to Nasri but his wife who wants to be known only as Datin and son Iskandar, a teenager who leads a darker double life.While working to gain their trust, Aaron discovers a complex background of secrets and lies And it is up to Sundari, the controversial NGO activist who was Nora s confidante in Malaysia, to reveal the shocking truth.

  • Title: Son Complex
  • Author: Kris Williamson
  • ISBN: 9789670374222
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • Son Complex Aaron a year old American comes to Malaysia for the first time His mission to meet Nasri Aziz the politician he believes is his biological father A man who has no idea Aaron even exists Encourag

    Fadzlishah Johanabas

    Book review Son Complex, by Kris WilliamsonI always look forward to reading locally published English fiction Granted, a lot of them out there are bad, but there are also gems, brilliant in their own right When Buku Fixi announced the launch of its English imprint, Fixi Novo, I was excited, ecstatic even.Fixi publishes pulp fiction, whose origin started in America in the late 1890s Back then, short stories and serialized novels were published in magazines using paper made of pulp, making the mag [...]


    Fairuz

    There is something entertaining about this book than just the main story line itself It was Malaysia from Aaron s perspective His thoughts towards lifestyles and foods are some kind of interesting to read about.


    Syaihan Syafiq

    ulasan ini diambil dari blog sendiri Ada kenalanku beritahu yang aku harus segera habiskan baca mana mana novel Fixi yang terbaru kerana dia hanya akan beli dan hadam novel tersebut berdasarkan ulasan dan usulanku Son Complex karya Kris Williamson merupakan novel berbahasa Inggeris pertama terbitan FIXI di bawah imprint FIXI NOVO, diterbitkan bulan lepas dan merupakan novel yang paling pantas aku habiskan aku selesai baca kurang dari tempoh 48 jam setakat ini untuk tahun 2013.Membaca sinopsis ya [...]


    Ainur

    it s not that i don t like this book, it s just too plain for me few times i fall asleep reading this and i kinda took times than i predicted to finish itere s no climax or maybe there is, but like i said, it s too plain i don t know what to expect when i read this all i know is, it s not that enjoyable.


    Luc Abdullah

    Satu satunya buku yang aku mampu habiskan ketika kesihatan dirampas seketika Well, this is the answer for this space What did you think


    Ahmad Faiz

    To some extent, I am pretty much convince that the author somehow knows how to speak Malay language You can find many Malay phrases, written not in formal style but the way how Malaysian speak Enough to make a Malay reader grin Aren t you impress of that Knowing that some of the Malaysian Chinese can t even form a proper Malay sentence verbally My assumption and just look at England, the migrants could speak proper English with an accent Doesn t that bother you Oh don t get me started with the p [...]


    Remi

    Son Complex by Kris Williamson is a fascinating read that got me thinking about a lot of things talked about in the book It covers so many social issues relevant to Malaysia and does it seamlessly The writing is very easy to understand and the story moves forward at a good speed I like personal journey stories and found this to be a unique one that hasn t been done hundreds of times in movies and other novels Kudos for originality By the middle of the novel, it became obvious that this is a stor [...]


    Siti Nur syawana

    Totally im not that satisfied reading this But back to its title, Son Complex then i realized it was really2 complex Pity to Aaron cus someone already accept him as his biological son To the author, you should write something that give us satisfaction reading your book or at least let Aaron meet his father and claim him as his biological father and make a new happy family i guess The last scene really makes me touch That Datin called Aaron and told him abt her biggest secret It means a lot to me [...]


    Barukisu (Balqis)

    Kudos to the writer who is not Malaysian but has the effort writing up a story based in Malaysian from an American perspective Its a mixed up but the shocking revealation towarda the end is something I m not expecting Everyone jas their past and not everyone s past is beautiful I have seen the author when I bought the book at PBAKL Weirdly I always imagined Aaron as him Ha Anyway, nice read.


    Rumaizah Bakar

    I like the KL travel story bits and the tourist in town s point of view However, I think the character Nora is overly romanticized and unreal to the end I also feel like I still didn t know Aaron, even after reading the whole book Some of the other characters seem kind of stereotypical Malaysians too, Indian activist, Datuk politician, mat rempit,etc I was let down by the 2 new elements suddenly squeezed in to lead to the ending.


    Hanani Natasya

    I would say that this story is a bit different from other Fixi s novels but still it s fun to read and to know who s Aaron s father really is and to know what actually happened to Nora when she was in Malaysia and why she never tell him about it.The story was well told by the writer plus I love the cover so much.But the ending was a bit sad Aaron should ve not get rid of his memories when he was in Malaysia.


    Alan Le Bras

    Reading this book, I had the impression I was entering an unknown territory yet at the same time being told about people I have met in the pastI enjoyed certain passages while others proved to be a bit tedious and far fetched.Still, I would recommend this book to avid readers of travelogues and auto fiction mostly.


    Danial Jaafar

    I was looking forward to read this novel after reading Kris s short story on KL Noir Red Perhaps, I was looking forward to that sunken feeling hours after I am done with Son Complex.That Eureka moment, or perhaps Eureka moment, why Datin suddenly seemed like taking a pity on Aaroon And the phone call she made Because Datin and Aaron s mother, had the same fate.


    Syaffiq

    How does it feels when your faith betrays you Either you want to live in delusion or eat the ugly truth Beautifully narrated despite initially i was hoping for any kongkek but none However i still enjoy reading this.Selamat membaca


    Rushy muhd

    so far I think the author managed to portrays the reality living of dato and datin in Malaysian contexteir lifestyles,their family secrets and stuffill,this is probably to early for me to judge whether this novel is worth to read or else.


    AriffHidayah

    Is Sundari s brother had mental illness


    Hikal Salim

    At first I really like the plot of the story But the ending was quite disappointing in my opinion.


    Sang

    I think this book features a lot of sarcasms to Malaysian, especially the typical Malay drama s twisted twisted ending part Well, I think it is.


    Hadi Nor

    As I read it, it went on a direction I didn t expect it to go.


    Irfanfahim

    Unerwartete Vertreibung wollte ich sagen.


    Soraya Anuwar

    Not my kind of book Sundari is a bitch The fact that Datin s father raped her is just ughhh dammit he s an Imam after all I need to know who s the biological father of Aaron, at least


    phazleeanna

    What you think it is, is never really what you think it is In the dark, we are all equals Aaron



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