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Noli Me Tángere by José Rizal
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Jul 17, 2012

Read in October, 2011

I don't see the translation I read but this will have to do. What an interesting find. Rizal, who apparently ever Filipino has read, appears almost completely unknown outside his native land. I vacillated as I read this from finding it an interesting lesson in history to a fully engaging read. In a sense this is a Victorian novel, complete with all of the sentimentality found in one, but set in the 19th century Philippines. The characterization was as such somewhat broad at times, but the story is certainly exciting (though not as exciting as Rizal's life story). The ending truly surprised me. Worth it alone for the insight into Filipino history and while not the most extraordinarily well-written novel I've ever read, quite engaging.

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message 1: by Yna Fempia (new)

Yna Fempia Paez The ending was made that way to make people anticipate a sequel, which did happen, and was much darker than the first novel.

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