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Scream to the Shadows

Tunku Halim
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A Malaysian with an undeniable gift for the narrative. —New Straits Times
Unconfined to a single theme, this new collection of twenty short stories by Halim offers five distinct worlds– the paranormal mysteries from ‘The occult world’, with its dark settings reveal supernatural existences in the characteristic Halim style. ‘Fragmented Minds’ open doors to the tales of the horrors of some twisted human minds driven by madness. Without the theme of supernatural, these instances of the human rationality falling apart evoke fear of a different nature. The third set of horrors is a reflection of our vulnerability, with its tales of how the technology can be destructive at times.
In five different sets, ‘Scream to the Shadows’ touches upon the different forms of terrors that bring fears of their
distinct natures.

Published: Jul/2019

ISBN: 9789814867153

Length: 360 Pages

Scream to the Shadows

Tunku Halim

A Malaysian with an undeniable gift for the narrative. —New Straits Times
Unconfined to a single theme, this new collection of twenty short stories by Halim offers five distinct worlds– the paranormal mysteries from ‘The occult world’, with its dark settings reveal supernatural existences in the characteristic Halim style. ‘Fragmented Minds’ open doors to the tales of the horrors of some twisted human minds driven by madness. Without the theme of supernatural, these instances of the human rationality falling apart evoke fear of a different nature. The third set of horrors is a reflection of our vulnerability, with its tales of how the technology can be destructive at times.
In five different sets, ‘Scream to the Shadows’ touches upon the different forms of terrors that bring fears of their
distinct natures.

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Tunku Halim

Tunku Halim was born in 1964. He is dubbed as Asia's Stephen King and by delving into Malay myth, legends and folklore, his writing is often regarded as 'World Gothic'.
His novel, Dark Demon Rising (1997), was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award whilst his second novel, Vermillion Eye (2000), is used as a study text in The National University of Singapore's Language and Literature course. He has also won first prize in a Fellowship of Australian Writers' short story competition and has had three consecutive wins in Malaysia's Popular-Star Readers' Choice Awards between 2015 and 2017.
His short-story collections include- The Rape of Martha Teoh & Other Chilling Stories (1997), BloodHaze: 15 Chilling Tales (1999), The Woman Who Grew Horns and Other Works (2001), 7 Days to Midnight (2013) and The Rape of Nancy Ng - 13 Nightmares (2018). His other novels include Juriah's Song (2008), Last Breath (2014) and A Malaysian Restaurant in London (2015). His non-fiction books include A Children's History of Malaysia (2003), History of Malaysia-A Children's Encyclopedia (2009) and a biography of his late father, A Prince Called "Charlie" (2018).
Tunku Halim's collection of short horror stories, published by Penguin Random House SEA in 2019, Scream to the Shadows, was a best seller in Singapore and Malaysia.