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Twisted 9

(Twisted Series #9)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  171 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Jessica Zafra lives in Manila with her three cats. Her column appears in the Philippine Star. For more information than you need, visit JessicaRulesTheUniverse.com.
Newsprint, 109 pages
Published January 2011 by Anvil Publishing, Inc.
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Eliza Victoria
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I didn't like Twisted 8 1/2 that much because it had more product reviews than thoughtful essays. I read Zafra's blog, and thought then, Well, maybe I should just read her blog than buy any more of her books. Twisted 9, however, was loaded with film reviews, social commentary, and slice-of-life observations - my kind of Twisted. I found it a satisfying read. The book is small enough for travel, so yes, buy this book. You can read it while waiting in line somewhere.
Don Jaucian
Feb 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Surprisingly, for a thin book it packs a heavy punch.
Marielle Jian Aspa
Feb 05, 2011 rated it liked it
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Shorter than most Twisted books, but still a fun read.
Alden
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Basically, Twisted 9 is a collection of Jessica Zafra’s essays on Emotional Weather Report, her weekly column in The Philippine Star. It consists of almost everything under the sun -- gadgets, sportsmen, cats, foods, movie and book reviews, even politics, and the likes.

When I read her previous Twisted series (which was Twisted 8 1/2), I gave it two stars. It was okay. I liked it. What I mean is, I liked the cover. It was black. Other than that, I found it a little bit boring, and Twisted 9 was p
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Chibivy
For a particularly thin book with roughly a hundred page, this took me too long to read. I didn’t like it that much. What didn’t appeal to me was the long, dragging rants about tennis—something I know nothing about. It took about three or four sections in the book, and jeez, I can’t totally relate. I was really bored. Not very engaging for readers, eh?

Well, the author’s writing style was actually excellent; she has a craft for storytelling. I think it would be better if she’ll write stories rath
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Liezl
Nov 21, 2013 rated it liked it
It took me only a couple of hours to finish the book from cover to cover. I guess it paid off that I was at a milk tea shop and was killing some time. I loved the Sad, Sadder, Saddest since I'm drawn to stories about new wave and/or 80's groups. The other stories were quite interesting but not as interesting as the other Twisted books I've read. I also loved her story about Michael Jackson and Cory Aquino. Overall, I still think that this is a good read from one highly-respected writer and a loc ...more
Paul
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jessica Zafra's wry humor and her wide-ranging intellect (from her love of cats to attending near-empty concerts of New Wave acts past their prime) make her readers imagine her deadpan expression while uttering mental expletives with evil glee. Somehow it is refreshing to know how opinions can be blunt and wise yet enjoyable to read at the same time.
Kenneth Ignacio
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
Meh. Didn't like this one as much as I did with her Twisted 8 1/2. It's a quick read and had lots of movie reviews, most of which I haven't heard of. I added them to my to-watch list. Thanks
Christian
Apr 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Vintage Zafra. Funny, witty, and compulsively readable.
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Alberta Adji
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just couldn't find any wittier and more brilliant essays than those of Jessica Zafra's.
She literally breathes life into words and strings them in the most beautiful melody.
I love how she manages to capture every bits of teeny-tiny edges, humour, obsessiveness and ironies of this happy happy sad wacky life.
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Jessica Zafra (born 1965) is a fiction writer, columnist, editor, publisher and former television and radio show host. She is known for her sharp and witty writing style. Her most popular books are the Twisted series, a collection of her essays as a columnist for newspaper Today (now Manila Standard Today), as well as from her time as editor and publisher of the magazine Flip. She currently writes ...more

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Twisted Series (10 books)
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  • Twisted II: Spawn of the Twisted
  • Planet of the Twisted
  • Book IV: The Twisted Menace
  • Twisted V
  • Twisted 6
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  • Twisted 8: The Night of the Living Twisted
  • Twisted 8 ½
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