Si Janus Silang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang

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

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

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

Nine Supernatural Stories edited by April Timbol Yap and Lara Saguisag

Breaking Supernatural ( A Book Review of Nine Supernatural Stories edited by April Timbol Yap and Lara Saguisag ) Pushing the cobwebs aside and giving an old-timer a modern spin, Nine Supernatural Stories, published by The University of the Philippines … Continue reading

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

The Strain That Started It All (A Book Review of Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain) Where others credit classic writers like Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, I forever owe my first real taste of science fiction to Michael Crichton … Continue reading

When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe

The Power of Stories (A Book Review of Tess Uriza Holthe’s When the Elephants Dance) A group of neighbors seek shelter in the cellar of an abandoned house. They are cramped, huddled on the dirt, starving and terrified. Outside fierce … 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

The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett

A Spy Novel that Reads Like a Good Alternate History Fiction (A Book Review of Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca) The last camel collapsed at noon. So begins Ken Follett’s intriguing World War II thriller set in 1942 Cairo, … Continue reading

Spies, Breaking Out and Cathedral Building in June

It is said that anything that happens once will come in twice and is bound to happen the third time around. Just when I thought I have had enough I’m still at it, for, indeed Gentle Readers,  we’ll once more … Continue reading

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Rabbits’ Quest (A Book Review of Richard Adams’s Watership Down) The Jungle Book, The Wind in the Willows, The Chronicles of Narnia, Winnie the Pooh and Animal Farm, now what do these books, with the addition of this humble blog’s … Continue reading