A Tale of Contradictions. How snap decisions can impact our lives and how to practice them. But in a hindsight, you are also warned about the bad thinA Tale of Contradictions. How snap decisions can impact our lives and how to practice them. But in a hindsight, you are also warned about the bad things about snap decisions.
We are not told to blink and snap and decide. We are told to practice thinking carefully - no matter how much time we invest in a crossroad....more
I cannot believe this is a work of a beautiful mind. All the while I thought this is a real-life story.
Piscine Molitor is a name of a swimming pool loI cannot believe this is a work of a beautiful mind. All the while I thought this is a real-life story.
Piscine Molitor is a name of a swimming pool located in France. And so is the first name of the protagonist of the story. A teen, struggled with acceptance from peers, from religious groups, and from Richard Parker.
There were horrid chapters in the novel that gave me the same stigma as with the Lovely Bones. There were moments that I can reflect in terms of exercising faith and ways of loving God. There were chapters that are funny and weird, but all the same I felt the catharsis that we are alpha beings that can intimidate even the biggest Bengal Tiger Pi has ever known.
This is recommended to those who love animals, who had the same peer pressure in their younger years, who have the same struggle with faith, who experienced being stranded in a lifeboat or in life in general - whether you have a Bengal tiger as a pet or not.
Side note: A Movie Adaptation is set to embark on the big screen this December 21,2012 (or January 2013 in Manila)....more
It's been a while since I've felt that I read not because of killing time, but because I cannot help it. Knowing that you yourself finished the book iIt's been a while since I've felt that I read not because of killing time, but because I cannot help it. Knowing that you yourself finished the book in a sudden pace, filling yourself with imagination and relating with the same emotions that the character feels - that is one good book.
The story is told in 3 parts, told in a first person perspective. Maybe the style helped me in relating with the emotions the character is trying to tell you in the book.
My favorite part is not the game itself - but on how the author pictured the Dystopian setting as bleak as possible, and how she try to twist it and give a little inch of hope. Young-adult readers love to see that there is positivity in everything. When all things lost, there will come something - something precious.
The only killjoy is the ending of the book. That is too obvious to have a sequel. Because the feeling of betrayal etched when I read the last statement: "I take his hand, holding on tightly, preparing for the cameras, and dreading the moment when I will finally have to let go."
I hope the movie adaptation will not disappoint me....more
In a perspective of a five-year old who was born in a 11 x 11 feet room, thatBed. TV. Duvet. Door. Skylight. Rug. Bath. Jeep. Remote. Wardrobe. Room.
In a perspective of a five-year old who was born in a 11 x 11 feet room, that little space is his own world and not very much different from ours. He has all the love of his Ma, he has his dreams of being sucked into TV, being an alien in outer space with Megatron and mega lazer blasters, and his nightmares of Old Nick sleeping beside his Ma while overhearing creaking sounds of more than a hundred times.
He has his little fantasy as a result of all the lies, and unlying them at once made his head ache. Dying made his heart beat fast, and escaping from his nightmare is the greatest feat of his life.
Mirrored from Flitz Case in Austria, this is one weird novel; so weird that this is inspired from a true story....more
A while back, I read Mitch Albom's Five People You Meet In Heaven... I read it for three hours! hehe... I've learned at lot from that book, about theA while back, I read Mitch Albom's Five People You Meet In Heaven... I read it for three hours! hehe... I've learned at lot from that book, about the power of fate, that there's no such thing as coincidence. About the sacrifice, and how its legacy passes to the one you're offering it to. About eternal love, that even lost love lasts forever. About patience, forgiveness, and letting go of the hurtful past, the harsh memories, and the hauntings that linger your soul. I realized that the heaven is not the perfect paradise, it is the ordinary place like what we are living today, only with the absence of the negative things that is happening to us....more