The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

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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

Si Janus Silang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang

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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

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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

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

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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

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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

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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

The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett

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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

June 2011 Author of the Month: Ken Follett

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

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

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Inspired Madness (A Book Review of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher and other Tales) There’s no denying that much of modern horror fiction — as we know it anyway — grew out of the gloomy, … Continue reading

Night Shift by Stephen King

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Short Tale Excursions to Horror and Dread (A Book Review of Stephen King’s Night Shift) The short story is a literary form I rarely read, appreciate and enjoy. A handful of writers, O. Henry, Ernest Hemingway and — in light … Continue reading

Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

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Through a Needle Darkly (A Book Review of Ken Follett’s Eye of the Needle) At the young age of twenty seven, Ken Follett met with instant success — both critical and financial — with his first international bestseller Eye of … Continue reading