January 10, 2015
The story is intriguing. Mikey Recio has the typical teenage woes in a not so typical life. His eccentric grandfather makes him drive him around and makes him pray non-stop while he does so. On Holy Week, instead of taking a vacation with friends, he has to drive his grandfather to a centuries-old monastery north of Antipolo, the hills near Metro Manila. There he meets his uncle and other characters. It seems to be a reunion of sorts. There's a secret in the air, but his grandfather continues to keep him in the dark. Unfortunately, on their way back home, it explodes in their faces. Here starts the awakening of Mikey Recio to the true calling of his family and the true evil in the world.
January 1, 2015
Most of my favorite books in 2014 are Fantasy. My top read though is the Rosales Saga, a series of five historical and political novels, which trace five generations of two families, namely the Samsons (poor farmers) and the Asperri (wealthy mestizos) through Spanish and American periods in the History of the Philippines up until the pre-Martial Law Period in the 1970s. It's a gripping read that anyone who likes Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet will appreciate. The Rosales Saga is written by Filipino National Artist F. Sionil Jose.
November 11, 2014
View my bookshelf. I read fantasy, romance, thrillers, mysteries, and horror. Every two years or so, I return to my blog to sweep away beautiful cobwebs.
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