A love story and a war story, a tragicomic tale of a city under siege and a dying way of life, The Singapore Grip completes the ‘Empire Trilogy’ that began with Troubles and The Siege of Krishnapur.
Reviewed by Patrick Welland in Slightly Foxed Issue 51.
Collapse in the Colony
With two prize-winning novels – Troubles and The Siege of Krishnapur (see SF nos. 49 and 50) – behind him, J. G. Farrell felt sufficiently confident to paint his next exploration of the decline...Read more