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PJ Confidential Packs A Punch

PJ CONFIDENTIAL REVIEW

PJ Confidential would be equivalent to your mischievous pet cat. It would give you all sorts of unexpected and unpredictable actions but at the end of the day you wouldn’t mind spending time snuggled up in bed with it till late night.

This book isn’t short of chaos or wackiness. As evident from the first short story by Angeline Woon, it describes peanut butter loving rats that, to me, is reminiscent of Pied Piper of Hamelin. But instead of the pipe, this time its peanut butter. And instead of drowning rats, this story drowns bodies and corpses in rats.

From the sudden disappearance of neighbourhood dogs to nosy neighbourhood Datin that seeks to control the lives of others even from her deathbed, PJ Confidential doesn’t shy away from pushing the envelope. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but some of these storylines might even do Stephen King proud.

The story that piqued my interest was the story that wears the front cover. I mean, part of the reason why my hands reached for the book was because of the cover. Lace panties with a hidden cockroach, the publisher definitely knows how to grab the attention of the younger crowd.

Written by Musami Mustaza, a former journalist, A Pocketful of Pie was relatable to Malay youths to say the least. From boundaries of a Muslim relationship to questionable ingredient sprinkled with a slight comedic value. Musami knows how to pack a punch.

PJ Confidential is part of a series published by FIXI NOVO. Previous notable books were KL Noir and Horror Stories by Tunku Halim.

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