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

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In Sisterhood – Lea at Lualhati ni Lualhati Bautista

Kung ihahalintulad sa mga nauna niyang aklat, iba ang atake ng In Sisterhood. Simula pa lang hahamunin na nito ang iyong pagtingin sa kung paano nga ba ang nararapat na paraan para isulat ng isang may-akda ang kanyang memoir. Mantakin mo kasi, imbes na diretsong ang manunulat ang maglalahad sa kanyang pinagdaanang buhay, dito’y ang tauhan ng may-akda ang nagpupumilit na isulat ang talambuhay ng lumikha sa kanya. Pihado, may hagod ng post-modernism ang akdang ito! Continue reading

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Interconnected Tales, Interconnected Lives: A Literary Orchestra of Eternal Recurrence ( A Book Review of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas ) Transcending genre, narrators, setting, language, and time, Cloud Atlas is David Mitchell’s symphony of storytelling dynamism seamlessly interlaced in an … Continue reading

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Search for the Better Story ( A Book Review of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi ) Life of Pi is many things. It’s zoology… it’s spirituality… it’s an adventure… it’s a survival tale… and most importantly it’s about faith. Part … Continue reading

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

There Were None To Equal It (A Book Review of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None) For want of something different other from the traditional fare of Christmas season’s readings during the previous year did I venture forth with … Continue reading

The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis

So Long, Narnia (A Book Review of The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis) Right from its opening sentence C. S. Lewis’s concluding book in The Chronicles of Narnia series homes in that matters are off to an ominous start. … Continue reading

The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis

The Creation of Narnia (A Book Review of The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis) For readers who have started their journey in the magical land of Narnia by means of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (and subsequent … Continue reading

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis

On the High Seas and at the Edge of Narnia (A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) Edmund and Lucy, the young ones in the Pevensie siblings are in for a rotten luck. While … Continue reading

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

The Land Beyond the Wardrobe (A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) One is never too old to appreciate a good story; this can never be truer when I opened the pages of … Continue reading

‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

The Town Knew Darkness (A Book Review of Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot) Far more complex than his debut Carrie, Stephen King ups the ante in his sophomore hit ‘Salem’s Lot, published in 1975.  Raising the bar of horror from a … Continue reading

Tales of H. P. Lovecraft Selected and Edited by Joyce Carol Oates

Weirder Than You Think (A Book Review of Tales of H. P. Lovecraft edited by Joyce Carol Oates) Without a doubt Howard Philips Lovecraft, or more commonly known as H. P. Lovecraft, is one of the greatest writers the turbulent … Continue reading

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Historical Fiction at its Finest! (A Book review of Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth) First introduced to me as a 2007 book selection by the Oprah Book Club, The Pillars of the Earth remains of one Ken Follett’s … Continue reading