Side-by-side Review: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote/Reportage on Crime by Nick Joaquin

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“No. Because once a thing is set to happen, all you can do is hope it won’t” – Perry Smith, In Cold Blood “For all these new suburbs in Makati used to be grassland, riceland, marshland, or pastoral solitudes where few cared to go, until the big city spilled hither, replacing the uprooted reeds with … 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