Monthly Archives: September 2011

Take Me to Algoe. [Paper Towns, John Green]

John Green introduces us to his new gang of lovable characters, which may or may not be among my favorite, unforgettable characters with Alaska and Pudge. The usual are present: the gang of annoyingly endearing friends, the resident awkward nerd … Continue reading

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Winter is the season of alcoholism and despair–The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides

How timely that I am revisiting Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides a day after the Philippines celebrated World Suicide Prevention Day. Eugenides greets us with Cecilia’s suicide attempt–gruesome and disturbing–which makes the first detail that we now about her character … Continue reading

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Weeping Underwater Looks a Lot Like Laughter, Michael J. White

I saw Weeping Underwater Looks a lot Like Laughter on the fiction must reads table in a local bookstore. I was intrigued with its cover and the very dramatic and long title. The blurb promises of a story of loving … Continue reading

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