Ngayon ko lang nasubukang magbasa ng talagang nobela na gawa ni Bob Ong. Iyong dalawa kasi na nabasa ko ay puro ramdom thoughts na tinahi upang maging...moreNgayon ko lang nasubukang magbasa ng talagang nobela na gawa ni Bob Ong. Iyong dalawa kasi na nabasa ko ay puro ramdom thoughts na tinahi upang maging libro.
Naaunawaan ko na sa ngayon kung bakit kailangang makilala ng lahat ng Pilipino ang awtor na ito dahil sa kwentong ito. Napakaganda ng libro na to kahit na ba napakasalimuot.
Manipis at mabilis basahin walang masyadong mabulaklak na salitang nagpapahaba at nagpapamahal ng libro. Ngunit ang mga emosyong nakapaloob sa libro ay talaga namang tang ina. Sapul sa lipunan. Sapul sa utak at sapul sa puso ko. Oo, napaka-OA pero kung ikaw ay namulat sa lugar kung saan ay kumpul-kumpol din ang mga durugista, sinasabi ko sayo, matatawa ka na maiiyak na lang habang binabasa mo ito. Pero kahit ganoon ng kawalang pag-asa ang sitwasyon ng apat na magkakaibigan, natutuwa akong maganda ang ending nito. Iyong kay Noel ang tinutukoy ko. Nagugulantang pa rin ako hanggang ngayon tuwing iisipin ko ang nangyari kay Voltron at kay Cyrus pero wala eh, ganon din naman talaga sa totoong buhay.
Bakit Macarthur ang pamagat? Dahil ang mga durugistang katulad nila ay tulad ng lightweight na tae. Kahit ilang beses mong i-flush, babalik. I shall return, 'ika nga. (less)
I am a sucker for thick PHR pocketbooks because the thin ones are not just enough for me. It feels like the stories had been rushed so when I saw this...moreI am a sucker for thick PHR pocketbooks because the thin ones are not just enough for me. It feels like the stories had been rushed so when I saw this thick book from the bookshelf, I immediately grabbed it like my life depends on it.
It was quite experimental, really. I am a very huge fan of Vanessa and Heart Yngrid that every time I saw their names on the cover of books, I will buy it without hesitations and not even caring to read the plot behind. I knew Belle Feliz and she really has a lot of fan. The reviews of her books here on Goodreads were mostly well-received. That would be the other reason why I picked this book.
The story was too beautiful it made me want to pinch myself so I could wake up from it. Hence the title, Beautiful Dream.
It was about a girl who had loved a boy despite him being a consistent participant of gay beauty pageants and the object of her classmate's entertainment. But here's the catch, the boy was not gay. He only did it for financial reasons, the girl had been right about him. The boy reciprocated the girl's love but he has a lot of problems to deal with so he made a decision to leave the girl. After several years, the boys was already a self-made man, a superstar and the girl turned to an ordinary girl that closed herself up with an invisible but impermeable bubble. I won't tell you more than that but I assure you despite all the torn couple had been through, it sure had a beautiful ending.
I envy Khloe's determination when she was a girl. She was courageous even though she fails to realize the consequences of her actions. Those actions had made her close herself from love, making her fear it even though it will give her her happiness. I know that I am not the only one who will relate to her. On the other hand, Ziggy is what I call another "to good to be true" man. I mean come on, a superstar who will sacrifice his stardom for the girl he loves? Woah. That's too nice of him. But oh well, love moves in mysterious ways.
To wrap it all up, Beautiful Dream is a satisfying and heart-warming read.