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

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

Afraid: The Best of Philippine Ghost Stories edited by Danton Remoto

Ghost Stories Through the Night ( A Book Review of Afraid: The Best Philippine Ghost Stories edited by Danton Remoto ) It was on a dreary afternoon on All Soul’s Day, November 2, just as dusk approaches, when I decided to … 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 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

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

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

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

‘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

High in the Clouds by Paul McCartney, Geoff Dunbar, and Philip Ardagh

High on but Short (Thoughts on High in the Clouds by Paul McCartney, Geoff Dunbar, and Philip Ardagh) Blogger’s Note: SPOILERS BE WITHIN! It’s no surprise that, time and again, some celebrities and personalities are turning to writing and of … 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

Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto

Of Chickens, Journeys, and Forever (A Book Review of Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto)  With its share of joys and aches, Shelley Sullivan’s love story, on its surface, is something we have known and heard before — that is … Continue reading

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

A Love to Defy the Rules of Time (A Book Review of Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife) Right from the beginning of Audrey Niffeneger’s famed debut novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife, the reader is already thrown terrifically off-balanced. Here’s … Continue reading