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Humorous and touching It was *Moving Humorous And Very Relatable *humorous and very relatable don t know much about plays but I sure love local stuff 3 This is actually my third or fourth time reading this book but to be onest this book took me at least 2 reads to capture most of the details and also fully understand the story and link everything that On Alchemy happens together Overall this is uite a good read but I would notave picked this book Welcome to the surreal world of Boom where civil servants wake the dead corpses are terrified of cremation old women are besieged in their omes and Ah Bengs still dream of Being Superman Boom Tells The Superman Boom tells the of an elderly woman and er property agent son in Singapore who are struggling over the potential en bloc sale of their ome Their destinies become interwoven with that of an idealis. .
D slice of life narratives above all else *making the corpse a touchstone against which all *the corpse a touchstone against which all other characters react to or against Jean Tay through Jeremiah imagines an alternative Singapore One that does not see land as a good to be monetized but sees it as a repository for stories and dreams This transformation does not occur during the play but Jeremiah s transcendental smile
at the end suggests a measure of ope. On in 2007 and developed and staged the Singapore Repertorythe end a measure of ope. On in 2007 and developed and staged by the Singapore Repertory in September 2008 It was nominated for Best Original Script for The Straits Times’ Life Theatre Awards in 2009 and is now an O and N Level Literature text in Singapore schools“Jean Tay is one of the most gifted playwrights I ave come across in years” Gaurav Kripalani Artistic Director Singapore Repertory Theatr. F it was not a compulsory read by my school since I don t really like reading plays as I m uite slow on picking details really like reading plays as I m uite slow on picking details understanding them Boom is a moving fable about the *intersections of memory family and that contested commodity land Also a man talks to a corpse Yet *of memory family and that contested commodity land Also a man talks to a corpse Yet is precisely this gently parodic intrusion of the supernatural that lifts the play a notch or two over other local works which prize realism an. Tic civil servant Jeremiah who the play a notch or two over other local works which prize realism an. Tic civil servant Jeremiah who facing the greatest challenge of is career persuading a reluctant corpse to yield its memories Boom is a uirky yet poignant tale about the relocation of both dead and living and ow personal stories get left behind in the inexorable march of progressWritten by economist turned playwright Jean Tay Boom was conceptualised at the Royal Court Theatre in Lond. .