Saturday, June 08, 2013

Bad Reads... So far...

This is the year of bad reads. For the first time in my reading experience, I have encountered boring and disappointing books. I know that it’s not a big deal for all of you but this is really serious for biblio-junkies and book-worms like me.

Vaticanum by Rodrigues Dos Santos José



A researcher is murdered mysteriously inside the Vatican Library and what did the investigator and an expert witness do in front of the corpse? Talk about history. The first paragraphs were too stupid. Their claims about Jesus are preposterous. A big no.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote



This is supposed to be one of the monumental classics of contemporary literature. I found it boring. But maybe I just lost momentum in reading it. But to redeem my admiration for Capote, I shelved the book and watched “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Now, I’m still convinced that Capote is a genius.

Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice



I loved Ms. Rice’s vampires. They’re beautiful, powerful, ruthless, and in the fullness of their ethereal grace. And I loved Lestat the most because of his constant craving for power, blood and murder. But what the heck? A vampire having an existential crisis for the next hundred pages? Come on! 

Lords of the Rim by Sterling Seagrave



An interesting historical book on how China has established an underground empire. It starts with the narration of ancient Chinese syndicates and smugglers. The book was doomed to stay on like that. Of all these books, this one’s the most interesting but it all boils down to the deeply rooted, well-organized, well-established Chinese syndicates and mafias.

That’s it for now. Inaaliw ko na lang muna ang sarili ko sa mga libro kahit hindi masyado nakakaaliw ang iba. Parang wala ako sa sarili. Every time na nagbabago ang season dito eh medyo nagliliwaliw ang utak ko, nawawala ako sa tamang pag-iisip. Lately wala ako sa tamang timpla. Kulang nga din siguro ako sa Mang Tomas.


14 comments:

  1. haha pasensya parekoy mejo di talaga ko makarelate
    haha di ko pa talaga nahahap ung passion ko for reading ee
    haha

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    1. Well, kung iba ang trip mo eh wala na ko magagawa dun. Pero kung dumatin man yung desire na magbasa eh iwasan mo na ang mga nakasulat sa taas.

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  2. 1. The first book seems like a fourth class Angels and Demons.
    2. I dont mind reading about vampires with exiatential crises. They used to be people after all.

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    1. No, the first has no class at all.

      Second, the book was simply booooring! Kung ganun lang eh di nagbasa na lang ako ng isang libro about theology.

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  3. The sight of books and the smell of it is an opium for me. I love reading like you also. And FYI, I am a religious reader of your blog, kaya lang di ganun kadalas mag comment. But, the bottom line is I READ.

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    1. Salamat ng marami! It's really an honour to see you here!

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  4. Masyado po bang deceiving yung title at cover nung book kaya na engganyo kayong magbasa...only to find out na madi-disappoint lng kayo in the end :D

    Just wondering po, gaano nyo kabilis natatapos ang isang book?

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    1. I sometimes judge a book by its cover. Kaya ayun ang napapala ko. Average ko ay 2 books a month.

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  5. gusto ko ung Lord of the Rims... natawa ako sa title na 'to...

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    1. Now i realize why it made you laugh. Ikaw senyor ha! Naughty! Hahaha!

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  6. in fairness ang gaganda ng dating ng mga title nya ha! yun nga lang hindi sila pumasa sa napaka-lalim mong taste lol... madalang na akong nagbabasa ng mga serious books ngayon eh. ang trip ko ngayon eh mga mag re-read ng mga books na nabasa ko nung nasa college pa ako to check on how I would react at my age right now...

    Mang Tomas? uwi uwi din kasi sa Pinas pag may time :)

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  7. Ay oo magandang idea. It's surprising na ying mga libro na papatayin ka sa boredom nung teemager ka ay napaka interesting kapag nag mature ka na.

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  8. So far ngayong taon wala pa akong nabasang masasabi kong BAD read talaga. Siguro sa blogs meron LOL! Right now I'm starting to read Game of Thrones. So far nakakaaliw naman siya... Hahanapin ko ang post mo about Good Reads kung meron man...

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    1. Hi Mr. Glentot. Senyor speaks so highly of you and it's an honour to have you here. And yes, there are good reads too. Still working on it and still reading some of it at the moment.

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Sige, sakayan niyo ang trip ko....