Review of 10276 in Two Months
Written by Giok Ping Ang
Reviewed by R. Murry
The human psyche is very frail when it comes to the question of love. In my opinion, the five senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch, must confirm that issue before it is answered. Ms. Ang’s protagonist, in her novel 10276 in Two Months, using social media’s Facebook, does not establish all her senses in deciding her love for another because of the distance factor. In essence, he is on the other side of the world.
The drama of this romantic novel’s main story and subplot is so compelling that the reader will have a hard time putting the book down to take a break – it’s that mesmerizing. Both novellas arrive at conclusions that will frustrate and endear the reader to the lead character and to her screenplay’s main character. She is writing the play to impress her lover while fantasizing about what she would like her love to be.
Yes, the protagonist is a writer, and so is her lover. Therefore, like many who are reading this, we use Facebook and Twitter to promote ourselves and our writing. In their communications, some of it poetically written; they become smitten and arrive at the level of soul mates without using all of their senses – literally and figuratively.
However, Ms. Ang’s prose has you so involved; you will believe that the outcome will be a match or matches in heaven since there are two love triangles portrayed in this narrative. When the end of these passionate sinful predicaments arrive, you will know what it would be like, in Ms. Angs’s words, to feel what it’s like if poets ran out of poems and why these characters sank into the poison of love and lust.
If you are romantic, as I am learning that I am, you’ll enjoy this new age communication twist on courting – looking for a soul mate through Facebook.
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