Quick Review: I want to eat your pancreas (Manga)

An unsolicited advice: lock your room when you’re reading this manga. This is the kind that makes you scrunch your face as it tugs your heart and you don’t want to be found by your parent-in-law in that situation. Nope. A list of things I liked about the manga is probably the more fitting title…

An Amateur Literary Criticism to The Book of Lost Things

This book was solid. Reading this novel is revisiting my childhood and the fairy tales that I grew up with and found comfort in. More than that, the novel is a good specimen for close reading and analysis. I have taken the liberty of examining some of the story’s elements using the little knowledge of…

Quick Review: The Garden of Lost Secrets

Just so we are on the same page, there’s the word ‘quick’ in the title for a reason. If you are looking for in-depth criticism, analysis or appreciation of a book, I am also looking for an opportunity to write one and unfortunately, this is not it. The Garden of Lost Secrets I confess myself…

Quick Review: The Waste Lands by Stephen King

The Waste Lands by Stephen King My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have issues reading this book: 1) Violence against women (Suze’s rape scene) 2) Violence against children (Jake’s bruises) 3) Violence against animals (Oy’s demise) You’d think I enjoyed violence against men but what can I do when the 3 out of 4…

Quick Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1), Stephen King

The Gunslinger by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was supposed to say a number of things about the book but Mr Stephen King himself preempted me with the accompanying ‘Afterword’ so there is nothing left for me to do but read the remaining books to know more. It’s a fast-paced work–…

Quick Review: Dream Psychology, Sigmund Freud

Dream Psychology by Sigmund Freud My rating: 3 of 5 stars It certainly is an eye-opener. Considering the amount of time I trundled to finish the book, I can say it is not for those who are in search for a light-read psychology book. I only endeavored to finish this because of my inability to…