Book Review # 48: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Book Specs Author: Carson McCullers Publisher: Mariner Books Publishing Date: 2000 Number of Pages: 359 pages Genre: Bildungsroman, Psychological Fiction, Southern Gothic Synopsis Carson McCullers’ prodigious first novel was published to instant acclaim when she was just twenty-three. Set in a small town in the middle of the deep South, it is the story of […]

Book Review # 47: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

Book Specs Author: Italo Calvino Translator: William Weaver Publisher: Hardcourt Inc. Publishing Date: March 2016 Number of Pages: 260 pages Genre: Postmodernist Fiction   Synopsis If on a winter’s night a traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a […]

Book Review # 43: Smaller and Smaller Circles

Book Specs Author: F.H. Batacan Publisher: Soho Press, Inc. Publishing Date: 2015 Number of Pages: 357 Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Philippine Literature, Crime Fiction Synopsis Payatas, a 50-acre dump in northeast Manila, is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge. It is one of the poorest neighborhoods in a city whose law enforcement […]

Book Review # 37: Wuthering Heights

Book Specs Author: Emily Brontë Publisher: Vintage Classics Publishing Date: 2008 Number of Pages: 357 Genre: Romance, English Fiction, Classic Fiction Synopsis Wuthering Heights is the story of two families both joined and riven by love and hate. Cathy is a beautiful and willful young woman torn between the soft-hearted Edgar, and Heathcliff, the passionate […]

South Cebu 2015: Side Trip to Tumalog Falls

After our encounter with the whale sharks early in the morning, we indulged in a full breakfast. Thankfully, the area surrounding the whale shark interaction site is flanked by several carinderias which offer a variety of local dishes. While having our breakfast, we browsed through the pictures taken during our interaction with the whale sharks […]

Book Review # 26: The Girl On The Train

Book Specs Author: Paula Hawkins Publisher: Riverhead Books Publishing Date: July 2016 Number of Pages: 395 Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Psychological Thriller Synopsis: “EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the […]