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

It’s A Mens World by Bebang Siy

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

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

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

‘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

The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo

Seeing the Light (A Book Review of Kate DiCamillo’s The Tale of Desperaux) Despereaux Tilling is the most unusual mouse you’lll likely meet. Conspicously small with considerable large ears, he has always been seen as different, an outsider among his … Continue reading

Carrie by Stephen King

Not Your Ordinary Cinderella Story (A Book Review of Stephen King’s Carrie) I know it’s a bummer, but let’s face it, I bet any of you who has gone through this rite of passage called “high school” might’ve had felt … Continue reading