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264 pages
Published 2011 by Solidaridad Publishing House
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Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
This one is too good to share any spoilers.


Buy the book and find out for yourselves, it's worth the price and even more!
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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John Ray Catingub
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Better than FSJ's "Sin" though concerning similar subject matter, "Juan Bacnang" uses folkloric elements to show what happens to a man who forgets virtuous upbringing and abandons morality upon reaching success. The titular character is more sympathetic because of his humble roots although it is apparent what a life, unchecked and free from restraint and proper judgment, can turn into. The end of the book came fast but was just as compelling, especially as Juan's story continued and ultimately e ...more
May 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Politicians, Contemporary readers, Nationalist
Recommended to Maine by: My literature professor

It literally exposed me to the world of politics and riches, well I'm not saying that this was all their world after all, but it has an effect towards the readers that will show us what could possibly happen in the path of wickedness. I definitely liked the moral lesson we can get from the story. I just wonder what if someone gave juan bacnang words of wisdom that will make him regret the worse things he had done from the past and will give him a chance to change and be a better pers
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After reading this book, I get a better understanding on the reasons why the conditions in the Philippines are so bad. This is a must read.
Lyanndra Reads
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: filipino-fiction
"Love is what unites us from the solitude of the cave, love ushers us into the sunlight of knowing and nation."

I read this as part of my requirements for my Philippine Literature class in Graduate School, and I wasn't really expecting to like it that much, mostly because "required reading" is oft times hard to get into. I read a few spoiler-free reviews of this book before reading, and seeing that quite a lot of people liked it I had higher hopes. And now that I've finally read it, I'm so glad t
Edward Joseph
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
From Benjamin Singkol to Salvador dela Raza, FSJ's lastest work comes into full circle when it comes to his characters. Juan Bacnang, a farmer's boy whose life escalated after leaving the province shows how one can leash the fiery, power-hungry best in them.

Unlike most of his works, which the protagonists are in a neutral or opposing position towards his fictional version of Marcos, Juan here is portrayed as one alongside him. From how his humble self was first handled to the cunning aide he des
Istotoy Deleon
Nov 13, 2018 rated it liked it
I need it in my project. Yayyyy!!! Thanks.
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
story of juan ponce enrile
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Maan Ivashkov
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
We were required to read this book in my lit class at uni, and I have to say that out of all the required reading I have ever done, this book was one of my favorites. That's saying a lot especially since I hate being forced to read books I know nothing about, but I'm glad I read this one.

I'm not very good with words or descriptions, but I felt that the story shed some light on what goes on behind-the-scenes in our country (if that made any sense, lol). It's an interesting story (I read it in one
Carla Francesca
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: awe-inspiring
For some time now I have read several novels/books having similar story lines like this but never did I find myself so moved by the impact of the author's words — the hidden messages in his novel. ...more
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ANOS <3 favorite character :)))) and Tured too of course hihi. I love Sionil's works! Will buy his other books asap :> ...more
Joan Juan
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
didnt work. the book cannot be opened .....
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Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
F. Sionil Jose is very good at describing the Philippine dirt in another setting.
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Francisco Sionil José was born in 1924 in Pangasinan province and attended the public school in his hometown. He attended the University of Santo Tomas after World War II and in 1949, started his career in writing. Since then, his fiction has been published internationally and translated into several languages including his native Ilokano. He has been involved with the international cultural organ ...more

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