Monday, October 24, 2016

Book Review: The Lost Journal of Alejandro Pardo - Creature & Beasts of Philippine Folklore

I've been always wanted to buy book(s) about Philippine mythology and other subjects related to paranormal. I'm glad I saw this attractively looking book from the magazine stand.

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Alejandro Pardo Front Cover

Title: The Lost Journal of Alejandro Pardo
Subtitle: Creatures & Beasts of Philippine Folklore
Authors: , , , ,
Publisher: Summit Publishing Co., Inc.
Date Published:
ISBN: 6214041145
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mythology
Price: 295.00 php. @ National Bookstore

I always read this book before I sleep. I don't know why. I just feel reading it before bedtime. Isn't that weird? Click 'Read more' to read my full review or just continue scrolling down.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Book Review: South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

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South of the Border, West of the Sun (front cover)

Title: South of the Border, West of the Sun
Published date (English):
Originally published by Kodansha in 1992
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 0375402519
Genre: Japanese Literature, Contemporary, Romance, Horror

This is the 4th Haruki Murakami book I've read. As expected, It has his style and ingredients in writing but I think this one's not his best.

"The sad truth is that certain types of things can't go backward. Once they start going forward, no matter what you do, they can't go back the way they were. If even one little thing goes awry, then that's how it will stay forever."
Shimamoto (pg. 147)

For the full review, just scroll down below (or click the 'Read more')

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne | Special Rehearsal Edition Script | Parts One and Two

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (front cover)

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author(s): , ,
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication date:
ISBN: 9781338099133
Edition: Special Rehearsal Edition Script
Language: English
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover

Set 19 years later after the Battle of Hogwarts. The story focused on Harry Potter's son, Albus Severus Potter. To read my full review, just click the 'Read more' below or scroll down:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Manga Review: Buddha - Vol. 1: Kapilavastu, manga by Osamu Tezuka

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Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu (front cover)

Title: Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu
Originaly Published by: Ushio Shuppan
English Publisher: Vertical Inc.
Edition Language: English
ISBN: 1932234438
Date Published:
Series / Volume: 1
Genre: Manga, Comics, Graphic Novel

I luckily bought this book from for a cheaper price. It's actually a chase one. Click below or the title of this blog post to read my full review.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Book Review: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, Book 3

Title: 1Q84 [ Japanese: いちきゅうはちよん | ichi-kew-hachi-yon ]
Author: Haruki Murakami
Language: English (translated)
Translated by: Jay Rubin & Philip Gabriel
Original Language: Japanese
Date Published: October 25, 2011 (English language edition)
Genre: Fantasy, Alternate History, Parallel Worlds, Horror
ISBN: 9780307593313
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Jacket Design: Chip Kidd

Book 3 is the last volume of 1Q84. With my excitement about what happened in book 2, book 3 killed it. Finishing the last volume of 1Q84 leaves readers with speculations like with Haruki Murakami's other titles (see Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami).

I can no longer detail my experiences reading this book. I finished this book several months ago and I missed writing my review due to work. I'm just blogging this for the record.

I conclude, It's a happy ending story.

My rating for 1Q84 book 3, is: 3.0 / 5.0


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August 22, 2016