Top Five Tuesdays: Fictional Authors

book-hooligan

I just finished reading The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster and in Locked Room, the last book of the trilogy, there is a character named “Fanshawe” and he is a writer whose works were published posthumously to critical acclaim. And it made me wonder about the fictional writers that I have encountered whose groundbreaking works we shall never read … Continue reading

Best Reads of 2012

BestReads2012

2012 was really an awesome reading year for me. I have managed to finish 61 books (including graphic novels) which means I exceeded the number of books required for my Goodreads’ 2012 Reading Challenge. All in all, it was a very great reading year. But, of course, some books are better than others and this … Continue reading

Essential Reading: September

Essential-Reading

August may have been my most productive reading month in terms of works read. This is primarily because I read a lot of novellas this month and because I don’t have a social life except for my girlfriend and for TFG. It may seem sad but it is not since I’m not really a going-out-the-door-to-party-or-to-go-to-the-mall … Continue reading

Book Review: Ilustrado

Ilustrado

There are only three truths. That which can be known. That which can never be known. The third, which concerns the writer alone, truly is neither of these. – Crispin Salvador The Philippines is a country unlike any other. Our trajectory in history has been decided, for more than 300 years, by foreigners who colonized … Continue reading