Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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

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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

The Many Hobbits

It’s a big day for J.R.R. Tolkien fans here in the Philippines for today marks the release (yes, our country is ahead of the worldwide screening date, just how swell is that!) of the film adaptation of the classic children’s … Continue reading

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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

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

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 Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis

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

The Horse and his Boy by C. S. Lewis

Flight to the Free Land of Narnia (A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s The Horse and his Boy) What makes C. S. Lewis’s The Horse and his Boy special among the books in The Chronicles of Narnia is it’s … 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

Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis

Journey Back to Narnia (A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s Prince Caspian) The holidays are now over for the Pevensie siblings; a year has passed since their magnificent adventure in the magical land of Narnia. On the train station … 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

Jumping the George R. R. Martin Bandwagon

Yes, it’s official! I’m jumping the George R. R. Martin bandwagon! Since HBO aired the first season of the TV series Game of Thrones to wide acclaim, people have just been raving mad about how good it was — and … Continue reading