Many thanks to John Leo for a great review kindly shared on Twitter
…. A gripping combination of excitement, colour, feeling and sensitivity. Lachlan’s great uncle was Neil Gunn so literary talent obviously runs in the family! Reading the ‘About the Author’ page, it’s apparent that Lachlan is uniquely placed to tell this story.
….. The evocative sense of place and the attention to detail could only come from someone who knows the authentic Malaya/Malaysia and who has served his country in various different spheres….
…. I’m clearly no literary-critic but the reviews I’ve read of ‘Merdeka’ have been consistently excellent.
I certainly agree and personally highly recommend it.
(Incidentally, I’m not Lachlan’s agent 😂)