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
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
An interesting historical book on how
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. China
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.