Bulaklak sa City Jail ni Lualhati Bautista

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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

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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

Three Blind Mice and Other Stories by Agatha Christie

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Three Blind Mice begins at the newly opened guest house of Molly and Giles Davis. As the lodgers arrive at Monkswell Manor, and the place cut off by a snow storm, a baffling murder takes place before long, where all the characters have a seeming motive to kill the “blind mice”. Continue reading

It’s Raining Mens ni Bebang Siy

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Kung ang It’s a Mens World ay pagtunghay sa kabataan ni Bebang Siy, ang It’s Raining Mens ay sulyap pa rin sa buhay ng may-akda nang siya’y maging isang dalagang-ina, sa pawarde-wardeng daang tinahak ng kanyang buhay pag-ibig, at ilang isyung kinaharap at patuloy na hinaharap bilang babae sa kasalukuyang lipunan. Tampok din sa aklat ang ilan sa kanyang mga katha gaya ng maiikling kwento, radio drama, at iba pa. Continue reading

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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Whatever neat idea you might have of a well-ordered narrative or character development you have to throw out the window once you open the page of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It is a book that revels in its madness, in its skewed and playful logic, in its boundless wisdom…or lack of it. Once Alice tumbles down the rabbit-hole, you’re in it for the heck of it. Continue reading

Si Janus Silang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang

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Sa pagbubukas ng Janus Silang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang ay muli tayo nitong inaanyayahan sa mundong punó ng kababalaghan, misteryo, at pantasya. Continue reading

Si Janus Sílang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon ni Edgar Calabia Samar

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Pinatutunayan lang ng akdang ito ang mayamang tradisyon ng ating panitikan; na maaari itong gamitin para sa mga makabagong kuwentong naangkop sa ating modernong panahon at bigyan ito ng makabagong panlasa, ilahad ito sa nakakapukaw, naiibang paraan, na tiyak na kagigiliwan ng mga mambabasa. Continue reading

Firestarter by Stephen King

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Charlie McGee’s story is never about destruction and, though she had lost people who were most dear to her, it is neither about tragedy nor defeat. Firestarter is about hope and defiance seen in Charlie, in the survivor and heroine in her against severe injustice and degenerate actions by a nation to its citizen. Continue reading

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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On the Yellow Brick Road Adventure is a Few Steps Away ( A Book Review of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz ) Growing up, I was never the kind of kid who is fond of reading books. It was … Continue reading

It’s A Mens World by Bebang Siy

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Mahapdi, Madugo, ngunit Masaya: Mga Alaala ng Kamusmusan ( Suring Aklat ng It’s A Mens World ni Bebang Siy ) Naranasan mo bang maglaro ng mataya-taya, patintero, langit at lupa, at Chinese garter sa kalsada? E, mangupit ng pera o … Continue reading

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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Even Wallflowers Bloom (A Book Review of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower) Meet Charlie. Not in the slightest one of the popular students at school, even though his brother is the school’s star football player. In no … Continue reading

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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Millennium Sleuths (A Book Review of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) To call Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo an explosive read is an understatement in my case as I finished the book amid the noise of … Continue reading

The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis

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Over and Under Narnia (A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s The Silver Chair) The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis is considered the penultimate book in The Chronicles of Narnia, and I have no contention why readers said that … Continue reading