Month: July 2011

The Thousand Autumns Of Jacob De Zoet – David Mitchell

Who bought it: Me. What is it: I was just too excited when I bought this, although I don’t know what it’s about. I think I will like this one. I am such a fan. When: July 2, 2011 Where: Fully Booked – Bonifacio High St. Why: I am on a mission to complete all the novels of David Mitchell. Now I only have one more book to look for. How much: Php 399.00

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

The Hours – Michael Cunningham

Intro My original copy of this book was bought by my cousin at a book store in Tokyo. I immediately read it as soon as I got it. But a few years later, termites destroyed it. Maybe those pests are into Japanese cuisine? Anyway, ever since this book started to appear in secondhand book stores, I developed this urge to buy each copy. I bought a number and gave them all to my friends. And they wouldn’t disappear from those book stores. I had the sense to control my urge. I don’t know, but I really like this book. It’s a short, smart, and sensible book. Always the love, always the years, always the hours. Bam! I think I am quoting from the movie, but what the hey, it’s one of my favorites. The Rhapsody We have three women to worry about: Mrs. Woolf, Mrs. Brown, and Mrs. Dalloway. The writer, the reader, and the character, respectively. The distant past, the not so distant past, and the present. And yes, we are talking about Virginia …

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

Intro This is my first ever delayed rhapsody, and it’s such a shame because the book scheduled for last week is one of my favorites. I have already blogged about this on my personal blog years ago, but that’s okay. I don’t think I can ever get tired of ranting about this. It even came to the point that I shoved this book at the throat of my friends. That was not a very good move because this book, as I always say, is not for everyone. If you are someone who reads to escape from the realities of life, stay away. A film adaptation for this was released a few years ago, and I have to say that it fell short of the intense emotions that the book has. One has to read this to make it settle inside him firmly. So let’s get this started! The Rhapsody The Road is a post-apocalyptic novel about an unnamed father and son walking westward to find the sea. Why the sea? Nothing really. It’s just a …