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Wedding Speech Paperback – July 10, 2013

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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Buku Fixi (Fixi Novo) (July 10, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9670374375
  • ISBN-13: 978-9670374376
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,534,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Khaliza Khalid speaks funnily. It's because she s been hanging out with cats since small and has been giving her pets weird names such as Jules Verne and Guggenheim Tenzing. Add to this, Khaliza hails from Johor Bahru where strange words such as gobok, momok and gebar are part of her vernacular. After years of living in exile from Malaysia, she has settled down in Kuala Lumpur. Her biggest fantasy is to be a tai tai who owns a futuristic cat ranch one day. Blog:

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lil red riding hood on July 22, 2013
"And to tell our history to our guests? Man! It's certainly going to be more painful than I've ever imagined."

These are from Yusrizan, a Malaysian wedding planner who's beset by troubles two days before his own wedding. Topping the list is his wedding speech which describes how he met, lost and found Kelly, his bride. It's not your run-on-the-mill speech, mind you, and therefore our hapless groom struggles even to draw an outline. He does, eventually, with six pathetic words:game, fooled, intervention, hurt, ruin, bait. He's very much aware failure to deliver the speech will make Kelly kill him. On the other hand, the speech exposes Yusrizan to be murdered by their guests. With the bare outline and the words' negative connotation, it's little wonder that the guests will be after him.

I have a thing about villains - I'm fascinated by them and Yusrizan Yusuf is no exception. At the story beginning, he's a flawed character, so full of himself that at one point he thinks he looks like Johnny Depp. He admits he's a jerk and reading his reminiscence on how he treats Kelly, I couldn't help thinking I need to wring his neck for treating her badly, like a doormat sometimes. Nonetheless, I was still drawn to him and I guess the author's writing which infuses humor and witty observations helps to counterbalance Yusrizan's conceit. His voice is in short entertaining and captivating. I also enjoyed the subtle changes in Yusrizan's character as the story progresses. They kind of remind me of the way Florentino Ariza in Love in the Time of Cholera addresses his yearnings/losses.

For those who picked up the book expecting it to be a romance or chick lit, I'm afraid you're in for a disappointment.
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