Foul fiends and horrifying haunting fill the pages of this new collection of Malaysian tales.

Whether inspired by homegrown creatures of the night, like the pontianak, or featuring supernatural beings and lost souls created especially to chill your blood, these stories will keep you turning the pages and looking over your shoulder … all through the night. 

A man seeks for a miracle cure for his heartache. Langsuir on a train. A rape attempt on a woman with mysterious past. Supernatural guardian from a small village in India. Haunted back alley. Sixteen horrifying and distinctive tales in this long-awaited collection, curated by Daphne Lee. 

Daphne Lee is an author, editor and columnist with over twenty years of experience. With stories from well-known writers like Tunku Halim, Shih-Li Kow and Golda Mowe, and exciting new authors like Atikah Abdul Wahab, Wong Jo-Yen and Fazlyn, she brought together the best, and most promising, writers in Malaysia for this collection.

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Review: Remang: An Anthology Of Ghostly Tales

August 18, 2017 Book ReviewsBooksCulture

I don’t recall ever having come across the word remang before hearing of this book.
The editor of the book, Daphne Lee, explained in an interview that it refers to the fine hairs on our body. But I believe what she was actually trying to evoke is better encapsulated by the verb meremang, which means the standing of those fine hairs that usually occurs when we are spooked. Of course, remang does have a better ring to it than meremang as far as titles go.
So the logical test of this collection of 16 local horror short stories would be if they caused those fine hairs, particularly on the back of my neck (bulu tengkuk), to stand up straight while reading it.
My answer?

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