Edmund Khoo

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (18 of 22)
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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy by Lucas Arts Entertainment
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy by Lucas Arts Entertainment
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mildly Entertaining, July 5 2004
Jedi Academy, or JK3, while entertaining, unfortunately fails to match the lofty standard set by its predecessor, JK2: Jedi Outcast. While it proclaims its unique mission selection system, the customisable characters and the ability to turn to the dark side, these changes have little overall effect on the game. The "mission selection system" only allows the player to choose the order in which the missions are played. The ability to turn to the dark side only pops up in the final mission of the game. Jedi Academy also suffers from the use of exactly the same modified Quake 3 engine used in Jedi Knight 2, and while it was considered great a few years back, presently the engine is… Read more
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solidly Constructed, June 30 2004
Isabel Allende's "The House of The Spirits" is undoubtedly one of the finest works of modern South American Literature. Written fifteen years after possibly the most famous South American novel, "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, it is interesting to observe how this book 'adds' to the South American Experience. Written in the magic realist style, where events of the fantastic and the ordinary participate in the narrative, The House of The Spirits is set in Chile in a time of considerable political and economic upheaval during the military coup. The narrative is concerned with the development of the del Valle and Trueba families through this… Read more
If This Is A Man/truce by Primo Levi
If This Is A Man/truce by Primo Levi
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars illuminating, June 18 2004
Primo Levi's "If This is a Man" and "The Truce" remain one of the most horrifyingly realistic depictions of life in Auschwitz. Primo Levi recounts the daily ordeals of life in Auschwitz with a stirring and poignant narration, concentrating on not only the physical and emotional hardship but on another level questioning plainly what it is to be human. Both books present an illuminating view into life in a prison camp, and Primo Levi's narration ensure that no suffering remains untold. An illuminating read.