Book Review: Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra

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Let me get straight to the point: Fairy Tale Fail is an infuriating novella. Clocking in at 142 pages, it is the worst book I have ever read full stop. In my opinion, it has no value whatsoever to the point that the world can easily find another mediocre writer who can easily replicate Esguerra’s efforts in … Continue reading

Book Lust: January 2013

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“New year, new books” is now my favorite saying every New Year even if I just made it out of thin air to suit my book hoarding purposes. Anyway, I was doing fine with my new year’s resolution of limiting myself from hoarding books until I visited NBS, Fullybooked, and Booksale. To be fair, some … Continue reading

Essential Reading: September

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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

Side-by-Side Review: That Kind of Guy by Mina V. Esguerra/Reportage on Lovers by Nick Joaquin

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“Certainty is sexy.” – Julie, That Kind of Guy “The Filipino, indeed, makes the most imperious of husbands but the meekest of lovers” – Narrator, Reportage on Lovers That Kind of Guy Mina V. Esguerra is a story about Julie, a woman who is a “manang“, a word used to describe Filipino women who are frank and who … Continue reading