The Goodbye Girl by Noringai

Noringai’s third book depicts different stories how girls got disregarded, taken for granted, hurt, frustrated, turn nasty, vengeful, and eventually hopeful all in the name of love. If in her first and second book Noringai displays her humorous and lively viewpoint in matters of the heart, The Goodbye Girl is a bit different: it is more serious, emotional, deeper in exploring the varied pains that loving someone brings about. Continue reading

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Sixty in the City ni Lualhati Bautista

Umiikot ang Sixty in the City ni Lualhati Bautista sa buhay ng magkakaibigan na Guia, Roda, at Menang. Mga asawa at ina silang nagsisimula sa panibagong yugto ng kanilang buhay: ang pagtuntong sa edad sisenta. Magkawangis man ang kanilang tungkulin bilang ilaw ng tahanan, kinakaharap man ang kanya-kanyang mga suliranin, may mga katuparan pa rin silang nais para sa kanilang sarili. Continue reading

Bulaklak sa City Jail ni Lualhati Bautista

Ang Bulaklak sa City Jail ay tungkol kay Angela Guttierez, isang waitress sa isang beer garden, nang siya’y makulong sa salang nabigong pagpatay nang kanyang masugatan ang may-bahay ng kanyang kalaguyo. Sentrong paksa sa kuwento ang katiwaliang nagaganap sa loob ng kulungan (ng mga panahong iyon), mali at minamadaling paghawak sa kaso ng mga bilanggo, at ang mabagal na sistema ng pambansang hukuman. Continue reading

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

If there is there is a book to make you laugh hysterically, cry anguish tears, devour you with suspense, recoil in horror, root for your heroes until the final pages, it is most definitely The Woman in White. This is a wonderful beast of novel. It has an electrifying power within and beyond it to make anyone instantly become a passionate devotee of Wilkie Collins’s works. Continue reading