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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Mar 28, Regina Ibrahim rated it it was amazing.

Now this is how you tell stories. Each time when journalists ask me who is my idol in literary world, Catherine Lim name will always be mentioned. Was ironkes introduced to her work by a Singaporean friend Aug 14, Stefanny Irawan rated it really liked it.

Like the tittle, this short story collection is indeed about little ironic things concerning Singapore and its people.

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Trivial it may sound, but when i read the book, those stories quite blew me away, especially the twists that the Catherine Lim utilizes at the end of most stories. Nov 28, Ttonistown rated it it was amazing. I loved Little Ironies! Lim has taken experiences and observations from her years in Singapore and has masterfully constructed them into windows into the complexities of humanity.


Lim approaches each person and situation with as much objectivity as I have ever read.

I can’t wait to read the rest cafherine her work! Sep 12, Yifarn Loo rated it it was amazing. One of my favourite works of Singaporean writing. Nov 18, Alison rated it it was amazing. Very perceptive and thought-provoking.

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The author joined our bookgroup discussion – what a treat! It added another dimension to our discussion, hearing how the stories evolved from early memories. The themes are just as relevant today, as they were when published nearly 40 years ago. Short stories about conflicts between young and old, man and wife, parent and child, rich and poor.

Yes, they do have a cultural context.

Catherine Lim’s Little Ironies: Stories Of Singapore

Yes, some points are being made, but maybe the stories are a bit shallow. Oct 06, Ebra Way rated it liked it. I dont really finished the whole book but we were given the ‘The Taximan’s Story’ part to be analyzed and so that is it. But I wish to read the whole book.

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Hailed as the actherine of Singapore writers”, Lim has published nine collections of short stories, five novels, two poetry collections, and numerous political commentaries to date. Other books in the series. Writing In Asia 1 – 10 of books. Books by Catherine Lim. Trivia About Little Ironies: No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.