Who bought it: Me. What is it: I read the blurb but I really didn’t bother to understand. It seems like a family saga stretching some two hundred years. When: July 20, 2011 Where: Book Sale – Makati Square Why: It’s an IMPAC winner. How much: Php 75.00
Who bought it: Me. What is it: An unforgettable book! It’s about the journey of an unnamed father and son in a post-apocalyptic world. It’s hopelessly hopeful book. One of the best books that I ever read. When: July 20, 2011 Where: Book Sale – Makati Square Why: I already have a copy of this, but the movie tie-in trade paperback edition proved to be irresistible. How much: Php 115.00
Intro I have two copies of this book. I decided to buy a more decent copy because the first one that I had is like a coloring book. There were paragraphs after paragraphs highlighted with various colors. I don’t mind highlighting, although I don’t practice it, but it seems that the original owner of the book used it to perfect the art and science of highlighting. Besides, one is supposed to highlight only if there is a need to do so, like if there is an urgency to the text to be highlighted or if it is an utterly delicious one. One can argue that there’s just too much to highlight because of the beauty of it all. If that’s the case, do not highlight. That will save the world from extra chemicals that are packed in highlighters. I don’t think they are eco-friendly. So yes, I have ranted a bit on highlighting. It’s now time to see what the highlights of this collection are. The Rhapsody The only story that is highlighted in my …
Who bought it: Me. What is it: Apparently, it is about the murders of a man and wife. When: July 20, 2011 Where: Book Sale – Makati Square Why: It’s a past winner of the Booker Prize. How much: Php 75.00 (Image courtesy of Tower.com)
Date Started: July 26, 2011. 5:45 PM. On a bus while stuck in heavy traffic. This is a retelling of Henry James’s life. Or a portion of it. I was wondering whether I had to have a prior reading of any of the protagonist’s novel, but I ended up reading it anyway without having read one. I have a number of his novels in my stacks of hoarded books, but those would have to wait. Anyway, it was delicious reading this during the rainy weather we are experiencing even as of this moment. It is not dialogue-driven, at least the first three chapters, but it flows like water anyway. Or maybe it’s just the constant pouring of the skies?