Monday, April 03, 2017

The Book Inquisition Ep. 7- Olvidon and other stories

The Queen of Queer Queries summons the book Olvidon but spares it from scrutiny, since it is the product of one of the greatest and most honorable men the Philippines ever had.

It is a collection of 15 short stories written by Francisco Sionil José, published in the late 1980’s. These are masterpieces that portray the Philippine social landscape and realities, the joys and struggles of its people from all walks of life, in words that move the heart and soul; words that change the mind (if one is open enough to accept and understand the true nature and condition of the country), and words that would always remind us of what was our struggle and our goal as a people.

In this age when Philippine history is perverted and myths are fabricated and sanctioned to become facts and cornerstones of our past and future, F. Sionil José will take us back to what was it like to live as a common man in 1970’s Philippines. In fact, when you read these stories, they seem to be set in our present time.

It’s a moving book- sometimes entertaining, sometimes funny, and at other times really depressing, because it speaks about what it is true about our country.

Basta basahin niyo na lang. Tinatamad nako isa-isahin pa dito! 

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