This short novella is so much fun. I love reading coming-of-age stories and this one I will certainly remember and treasure forever because it is so rThis short novella is so much fun. I love reading coming-of-age stories and this one I will certainly remember and treasure forever because it is so readable and I can totally relate to the characters. I feel I am like Crystal, the one desire of the narrator Sebby Spunk. Funny name because I love references to semen, which I myself love =P Sebby actually recalls the word 'sebo' in Filipino language, my native tongue, which refers to the hardened oil collected in fatty foods or in pots which looks so much like spunk! Hahaha cool reference then. Besides, I can totally feel the whoredom and promiscuity of Crystal because I am like her, sleeping around with guys a lot and I don't feel any remorse about it. I am a slut so deal with it. I totally love the way she may get pregnant so many times a year because I feel that way too. I feel I am such a harlot that if I were a woman, I'll be the same as Crystal, aborting fetuses and maybe eating them too out of sheer nastiness. But anyway, the whole novella is wonderful. I will definitely read more by this writer. i am a fan now and he is kind enough to offer me more of his work if I just ask. Some scenes here I can totally know the actual feeling like sucking a flaccid cock and getting so drunk. This is like a story of a story of my life. Read this guys. This is so much worth your time. My only reason that I gave only four stars not five is that I with it was longer. The end seems promising. Maybe a sequel will do. There is so much potential in this novella....more
I love Cyril Wong's concept in this book. The poems are title-less and each poem seem like a prose poem or a flash fiction, little anecdotes and thougI love Cyril Wong's concept in this book. The poems are title-less and each poem seem like a prose poem or a flash fiction, little anecdotes and thoughts and perhaps dreams by the author that are captured in one flowing torrent of beautiful words and images.
What I hated about this is the poems have no recognizable titles so I am forced to list my most favorite poems by their page numbers. But this almost a joke because I don;t really care if they have no titles. They become more appealing that way because it made me more focused to absorb and remember my favorite lines. This book seems like the first edition of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman where the whole book seems like one tremendous epic poem. What I love to do with it is to 'hopscotch' within the pages (inspired by Julio Cortazar's Rayuela or Hopscotch). Just open a page and read an extract of a poem, rather than reading it from the beginning to the end. I like reading poetry books this way, especially if I have the real book but for ebooks, I would have to read it from start to finish because that is the easiest to do.
Get a copy of this. This is the first poetry book i saw in this style. The eloquence of Cyril Wong's poetry is astounding and even disturbing because it is too good for me. He is a very big influence on my current style of poetry.
I will forever be a reader of this author. I have proven that each of his book I read is a rewarding experience.