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Luha ng Buwaya

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  408 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
A novel. Barrio peasants led by a local schoolteacher fight greed and oppression and discover a new faith in themselves.
334 pages
Published 1974 by Ateneo de Manila University Press (first published June 1962)
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Ayban Gabriyel
Jun 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Hindi ko inaasahan na magugustuhan ko ang novelang ito, nagkaroon tuloy ako ng interes pa sa iba pang sinulat ni A. Hernandez. Pero hindi ko rin inaasahan na gayun lang ang naging sinapit ng mga buwaya ng Sampilong ang akala ko pa naman ay mas masidhi at masmarahas ang magiging katapusan nito tulad ng mga tunay na nangyayari sa usaping lupa sa ating bansa. Dito pinatunayan ni A.Hernandez na ang batas ng Tao at ng Dios ang dapat at kailangang maghari. Tama nga siya, ukol sa lahat ang lupa :)
K.D. Absolutely
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to K.D. by: Ayban Gabriyel
Lahat halos ng kaibigan ko ay nagbigay ng 5 bituin dito sa librong ito. Hindi ko sila sinasalungat sa pagbibigay ng 4 na bituin lamang. Pangalawang aklat ito ni Amado "Ka Amado" na nabasa ko at para sa akin ay mas superior ang kanyang mas malawak, mas komprehensibo, mas matayog ng Mga Ibong Mandaragit (5 stars).

Isang dimensyong lamang ang ipinakita ni Ka Amado sa Luha ng Buwaya. May kiling ito sa mga magsasaka at hindi binigyan ng puwang na magpaliwanag ang milupa (pinaikling may lupa) kung baki
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Mara
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Eto ang unang nobela ni Ka Amado na nabasa ko. Hindi ko inasahan na magugustuhan ko ang istorya kaya naman sa umpisa pa lang ay hinuhulaan ko na ang magiging katapusan ng kwento. Nagkamali ako sa hula ko.

Bihira sa akin na maapektuhan sa mga binabasa ko. Hindi ko inakala na madadala ako sa bawat tagpo sa nobelang ito. Nandyan ang nakikitawa ako sa mga biruan ng magbubukid, tumangis sa pagkamatay ng asawa ni Hulyan, nagalit dahil kay Don Severo at Donya Leona, nainis kay Dislaw,kinabahan dahil ka
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Mykee  Tan
Sep 24, 2008 rated it liked it
I read this book for my highschool thesis. It was actually the first Filipino novel that I have ever read (as far as I can remember). It portrays the different social standings in the Philippines and is written in a way wherein it is very easy to understand and relate to.
Among other social issues tackled in the book are rape, the abuse of land lords to their tenants and corruption (in a small scale).
Ryan
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
From a Filipino master of Tagalog prose, the story of a teacher who led the people in his village in resisting the machinations of the rich and corrupt landowners. It prescribes social organization and unity as keys to toppling the hideous reptiles in our midst. The novel is full of revelations about character while sharing ways of overcoming the travails of Philippine postwar agrarian society.
Aida
Aug 19, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: filipiniana, classics
my generation grew up with him...a classic writer with classic themes of patriotism
Marc Kevin
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Defines the classic struggle among the elite and lower class of the Philippine society. Encompasses that knowledge and unity are the keys to the success of majority, the book also shows the post-colonial and post-war situation of the Filipino life.
Ivan Labayne
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Sort of MKLRP-ish (mMaikling Kasaysayan ng Lipunan at Rebolusyong Pilipino) na keri lang naman.

Need to loosen 21st-century-aesthetic-standards at nauna pa sa diktaturya ni Marcos ang publication nito. Was thinking: putsa yung moda ni Hernandez, problema pa rin hanggang ngayo!. At dito nanggagaling ang pinaka-hassle para sa'kin sa nobelang 'to: kung pa'no nito ni-resolve yung mga problemang nabanggit sa kwento. classic narrative closure na dumako pa nga bandang fairy-tale-ish mode nang magka-hap
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De
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A novel that still speaks significantly to today's general issues as it was back in the '70s. Issues such as poverty, capitalism, inequality, et al. It's a classic story in the classic way of storytelling. Beginning - middle - end. Characters - plot - central problem - conflict - resolution - happy ending. This will relate to readers til the end of time. As important as any great Filipino novels ever written.
Alysa Rose
Jan 28, 2014 marked it as to-read
i think that it would be nice if i can read the whole and real story
Wilson
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Xela Valentin
Sep 03, 2013 rated it liked it
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Samuel Aguilar
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Ahdah
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Vanessa
Sep 17, 2015 marked it as to-read
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nothing......
Jhonalfie Arcillas
Mar 16, 2014 rated it liked it
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Nurse Ching
Nov 12, 2012 marked it as to-read
t'was nice a good story
Ambot Jahh
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
to learn a lesson from this book, and explore more knowledge.
Witney
Feb 15, 2014 rated it liked it
its good!
Kathrina Suizo
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parang about sa tao na syang sinisimbolo ng buwaya ?
Naia M.
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 03, 2012 added it
i think this is a sad story?????????
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Amado Vera Hernandez was born in Hagonoy, Bulacan but grew up Tondo, Manila, where he studied at the Manila High School and at the American Correspondence School. While being a reporter, columnist and editor of several newspaper and magazines including Watawat, Mabuhay, Pilipino, Makabayan and Sampaguita, he also honed his poetic craft. He received the Republic Cultural Heritage Award, a number of ...more
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