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

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Three Blind Mice and Other Stories by Agatha Christie

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

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

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

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