Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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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

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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

Nine Supernatural Stories edited by April Timbol Yap and Lara Saguisag

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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 Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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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 Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Discovering the Land Inside the Wardrobe this November

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I’m quite ashamed to admit that at my age — having read popular fantasy series like J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, Raymond Fiest’s The Riftwar Saga and Terry Brook’s Shannara … Continue reading

Tales of H. P. Lovecraft Selected and Edited by Joyce Carol Oates

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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

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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