KL NOIR YELLOW is the fourth and final volume of the bestselling KL Noir series And this one is sick and twisted In these fifteen short stories and one essay, you get one last chance to slum through the underbelly of Kuala Lumpur There are pedophiles and perverts, delinquents and the delusional Every man, woman and child is a potential murderer And then there are theKL NOIR YELLOW is the fourth and final volume of the bestselling KL Noir series And this one is sick and twisted In these fifteen short stories and one essay, you get one last chance to slum through the underbelly of Kuala Lumpur There are pedophiles and perverts, delinquents and the delusional Every man, woman and child is a potential murderer And then there are the french fries
KL Noir Yellow KL NOIR YELLOW is the fourth and final volume of the bestselling KL Noir series And this one is sick and twisted In these fifteen short stories and one essay you get one last chance to slum through t
Guess I ll just come right out and say it I do understand that most people think Noir has to be about vice, and that we have to play with dark themes to deliver that kind of quality.At the same time I think a mass produced Noir will deliver exactly what you think you will see, while leaving the central idea of noir behind.Crimes aren t done in noir because someone is sick in the head, crimes in noir are crimes of passion The characters come to desperation, they seethe and push over the edge, the [...]
Fixi s popular KL Noir series is completed this month with the release of this fourth and final volume In Yellow, we are promised stories that are sick and twisted , and a journey through the dark underbelly of Kuala Lumpur And this is pretty much what we get.The nature of the genre means that we know that things are always going to end badly, but we are grateful to writers and who take the trouble to create convincing characters and believable scenarios along the way The best stories in the col [...]
I rate anthologies for the sum of their parts and this one just does not make the cut For one thing, reading this book made me question my understanding of noir because most of the stories here are NOT noir despite what the title tells you This is actually the first time I read one of the KL Noir series and I am disappointed I am a huge crime fiction fan and I particularly love noir fiction, if you can t tell from my love of Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson Noir is not just about sticking a murder sce [...]
Disclaimer Fixi Novo is the publisher of my collection of short stories Tropical Madness and has also featured stories of mine in several other collections of short stories, including KL Noir Red, the first in the KL Noir series So the series draws to an end with KL Noir Yellow, the fourth and final collection of short stories based in and around Malaysia s capital city Kuala Lumpur, frequently abbreviated to KL or to the infuriation of some of my readers Kay El.This one is a strong collection [...]
My second KL NOIR series read was indeed much better than the first one, which is KL NOIR RED The flow of the language felt better to compare with KL NOIR RED The stories were focused and had specific story line It might not appeared as twisted or as complex as KL NOIR RED but the stories had delivered their message better and the writers thought and idea was clearer I loved the way the language felt at the tip of my tongue when I read it, it wasn t stiff like the words from KL NOIR RED.The sto [...]
Frankly, this is my least favorite of the series Kinda sad because this is the last one but it didn t manage to give me a good closure Most of the stories are repetitive or predictable My preferred shorts in no particular order French Fries for Aunty Kamalam hilarious , The Ride not like the others , and Ambrosia started off well but a little draggy after The good shorts didn t manage to outweigh the mediocre ones, which is such a shame.
The darkest among the series Provoking as usual Surprised me at times how very open the writers are Freedom of speech is used, thought provoking and made me questions some issues in Malaysia, not solely in KL.My favourites would be The Ride and Breaking Point , but the rest are amazing as well Well done, writers.
To the bitter end Yellow can stand together side by side with Red I swear this was as good as the first volume Wanna cry loads this going to be the last volume of the series Few favouritesENCH FRIES FOR AUNTY KAMALAM Sharmila GanesanANAI Wong Pek MeiTHE RIDE Paul GnanaSelvamHAPPY FAMILY Claudia Skyler FoongVICTIMS OF SOCIETY Natasha Gideon
My favorites are Paul GnanaSelvam s The Ride, Timothy Nakayama s Ambrosia, Zufar Ismail Zeid s Breaking Point, and Natasha Gideon s Victims of Society.There are a lot of good writers in this book with so much potential to be great writers of the future.Looking forward to .
The last book in the KL Noir series, I found Yellow to be likeable than Blue, which, aside from its collection of mostly boring stories that failed at drama and theatrics, also featured quite a number of republished work It smells like a cop out like the writers were too lazy to come up with original content for submission And in a way, I feel shortchanged Somewhat Yes, I am still talking about Blue We start with the Intro, which is a pointless rambling by the editor explaining all things bad t [...]
the cover makes me hungry trap mind blowing a good start indeed to a yellow KL never forget a face i don t know if i want to pity the old man or i should condemn him insteadthe disgraced everyone dies in the end french fries for aunty kamalam a religious fanatic s guilt turned her into a lunatic the kill wish a principled assassin contrail errrrr deathwritten like death wishanai like kisah benar the ride the ending is a bit abrupt and leaves one to wonderambrosia never ever incur a woman s wra [...]
This selection of stories is much better than Blue and Red There were a few that made me go Eh at the end but overall, this is a keeper.
I have no idea that this is the last book of the KL Noir collection All I know was that this seems to be the most iconic and it has two writers I know so I was curious at what they will come up with It was also going for cheap as the Popular bookstore at IPC was having a clearance sale Man, I obviously did not feel good reading any of these stories But that s to be expected as I was reading twisted and sick tales In nearly every story, someone dies Some shocked me than others And some were defi [...]
Finally I have to say that this last part of KL Noir is a bit different than the previous ones.Nevertheless, as usual same as the previous ones, you can expect your mind to be blown and expect some plot twists in this one Those plot twists made me flip back to the few pages before and go all Wait what, didn t see that coming But I honestly feel that some stories in KL Noir Yellow is a bit off and some I couldn t understand the storyline which made me skipped some Sorry Some of my favourites are [...]
fav contrail for the mellow language and the subtle literary.honorary mentions girl power for the feminist in me is screaming with glorye lost pilgrim for the colour blue i m seeing, feeling and tastingai for the women out there, trampled and oppressed, but still holding on to that one single string of hope, for all the mothers out there, be it young, the reluctant and also the ones with wrinklesctims of society for the sick fucking turn.
some of the shortstories are being too cliche to be honest and from what i can conclude is malaysians writing s somehow exaggerate in many ways ,i meant why not u guys use a simple english just dont make life complicated.but still some of the shortstories got me captivated such as anai ,the lost pilgrm and many
I ve made an unbelievable, slow progress on this book.Despite a few violence, erotic and psycho anecdotes flooded which made readers love it , I found it really disturbing with a few slow and nothing to be found short stories Or maybe that was just me who thirsts for actions than words.Regardless those, good job
1 Trap.2 French Fries For Aunty Kamalam.3 The Kill Wish.4 Anai favorite one 5 The Lost Pilgrim.6 Happy Family.7 Breaking Point.8 Victims of Society another favorite one
I really liked French Fries for Aunty Kamalam and Victims of Society These two are my favourites Anyway, pedophiles are disturbing as hell The book is sick and kind of heavy as well but it was a good read.
Finished the whole Noir series and I d have to say that the first and last red and yellow are my favourites.
Saya suka cerita Anai walaupun ia sangat disturbing with sick human being still, it was a great story Deathwritten as well Love the book somehow.
Like the editor said, it comes with fries And you just cannot stop from munching the pages even after you are done.
My least favourite but still enjoyed few stories
Last anthologies KL Noir which wasn t disappointing for me, enjoy to read it.
better than previous, but still can t beat Red.
My favorites are AnaiThe rideBreaking pointNever forget a face