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Geek Tragedies

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Carljoe Javier's first collection of short stories. It features realist fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror. In it you'll find zombies, a kapre, alien-hands, comic book geeks, convention-attending promo girls, an iPod time machine, and a generation starship filled with people hypnotized by and dancing to "Laban o Bawi.
Paperback, 1st, 172 pages
Published July 2011 by UP Press (first published 2011)
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K.D. Absolutely
Aug 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommended to K.D. by: First Filipino Readers' Conference
Carljoe Javier (born 1981) went to Los Angeles with his family when he was 3 years old. Then when he was 14, his family went back here in Manila because they did not have enough money to survive in the US. So, he studied here, finished his BA in English Studies major in Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. He is also now a fellow of the Dumaguete National Writers Workshop and the UP National Writers Workshop. He is now 30 years old.

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Tito Quiling, Jr.
While the front and back covers, and the layout was a significant selling point for this book, some of the stories were a bit forgettable, but there were a few that merited decent mentioning. Come to think of it, it is the "geek"/underdog/weirdo persona that was the threading element in the ones worth remembering which involved--a delayed interaction in a crowded public transportation, a strained sibling relationship that practically revolved around cellphones, computers, and TVs, and the two th ...more
Michelle Bacabac
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Some good science fiction and video game revolved around essays from Sir Carljoe with a Filipino substance :)
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