El Filibusterismo

El Filibusterismo Jose Rizal The memory of the lamp occupied his thoughts. In less than two hours a great catastrophe would take place and when he thought about it, it seemed as if men who passed by him were headless. What’s this lamp Basilio been referring to and what does he meant by “a great catastrophe?”      I’ve had El Filibusterismo for a long time, but it took me a while to finish it. The past few days has been terrible—I’ll spare you of the details; and so, I really have to find away to read this English translation of Harold Augenbraum and to just tell you whether this second book of Jose Rizal is worth reading or not. Despite the front cover that I really didn’t like, as it didn’t have that premium feeling compared to […]

Insurrecto

Inspired to find my writer’s voice, I am in a quest to search for a novel of a local author. But apart from honing my writing skills, I thought I should also write a review about this book. Gina Apostol’s novel Insurrecto beckoned me to pick it up. In the front cover, the woman in Baro’t […]

The Mango Bride

  It took me a while to open the pages of The Mango Bride and I have had the book for a long time. First, the thing that draw me to pick up the book from the shelf is the yellow cover and the title itself. In contradictory to the saying “Don’t judge the book […]