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Afraid: The Best Philippine Ghost Stories

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Gathered in this book are the best short stories written by Filipino writers. The stories are written in clear, accessible prose. There are clever turns in the tales. Chills will run down your spine. There is a delicious darkness in these stories. Often brilliant and spirited, they offer entertainment and delight to help s make it through the night.
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Paperback, 94 pages
Published 2005 by Anvil Publishing
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Apokripos
Nov 21, 2012 Apokripos marked it as to-read
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Ghost Stories Through the Night
(A Book Review of Afraid: The Best Philippine Ghost Stories
edited by Danton Remoto)
It was on a dreary afternoon on All Soul’s Day, November 2, just as dusk approaches, when I decided to put the book I’m currently reading aside for two weeks thence, and choose something more fitting this season of spooks, and also for my first book for the blog’s monthly reading scheme, November 2012: Ghoulish Reads .

Perhaps, it was my longing to hear or read tales of ghost enco
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Tito Quiling, Jr.
Jul 12, 2012 Tito Quiling, Jr. rated it liked it
Shelves: filipiniana, horror
Standing on the bookshelf, this book may look similar to the True Philippine Ghost Stories series which were rampant during the early 2000s. I've read some of the books; the early ones still had a semblance of literary writing, but the succeeding collections were badly-written e-mails and recollections which killed the horror and suspense in the narrative.

Edited by Danton Remoto, Afraid: The Best Philippine Ghost Stories differs greatly from TPGS. Apart from being written by actual writers inste
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Danton Remoto was born on 25 March 1963 in Basa Air Base, Pampanga. He was an ASEAN scholar at the AdMU where he obtained his AB Interdisciplinary Studies in 1983. With his Robert Southwell scholarship, Remoto obtained his MA English Lit., 1989; then, on a British Council fellowship, another MA in publishing studies, 1990, at the University of Stirling, Scotland.

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