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Secrets of the Eighteen Mansions

3.21  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paperback, 351 pages
Published January 2011 by Anvil Publishing, Inc. (first published September 2010)
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Bomalabs
Jun 03, 2014 rated it liked it
This was a surprising read: surprising in the sense that I thought it'll be a long and boring read, but it wasn't. It's 354 pages long, font size 8, and the first part of the book did not made sense at first since it was not arranged chronologically. Reading the book afterwards, I had to go back to the first page, just to have a feeling of closure about the events that happened.

Reading this book gave me a sense of how it is to live and think like a Communist: Discussion Groups, Armed Struggle, M
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Ice
May 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
What Miclat is writing about is more interesting than how he writes it. Miclat offers an in-depth look at the life of a Communist cadre in China during Martial Law.
Karlo Mikhail
Aug 22, 2011 rated it did not like it
Disappointing. Nothing less can describe the supposedly untold stories unveiled by Mario Miclat in Secrets of the Eighteen Mansions.

Miclat’s uninspired narration of his misadventures as a youth activist in the Philippines in the late 60s and early 70s and his subsequent exile to the People’s Republic of China only manages to share some of the most worn out black propaganda against the Philippine legal progressive movement and the underground revolutionary movement.

For starters, we have the usual
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Serg
Sep 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
beautiful and insightful tale about the "movement." led this reader to postulate why it has failed and will continue to fail. ...more
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