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3.57  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  6 reviews
As he ends his Physics class one morning, Professor Felix Acuña is jolted into the daylight violence across the street in the university town of Dumaguete and his life begins to unreel with detective purpose. But dare he put his own life to a standstill when he must build a house while awaiting the birth of his firstborn? While he prods his students to speed up their work, ...more
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Published by Anvil Publishing
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Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: filipiniana
I was, at first, impressed. After all, it starts out as a murder mystery in Dumaguete. A rich, smart girl with a bright future suddenly lying in a heap on the street? Not expected.

However, as the story moves forward, the details get obscure, confusing and, frankly, too much. I felt that a number of instances here may not have been necessary to forward the story. I also had to stifle a yawn here and there, when the story deviated to deadened and probably unnecessary paths. I also got surprised at
Mar 24, 2011 rated it did not like it
Well, after a few months containing my disdain for the book (and just to add to my reviews and narrow down the reviews-ratings part in my profile) I decided to write a review for this book. As one could notice, some of my most scathing reviews are given to locally made books. While this trend, as one would follow, continues to be an ongoing plague (blame it prolly on my bad picks or simply because each book I got never held me) I am constantly reminded that there might be a pile of gold somewher ...more
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Edith L. Tiempo, poet, fiction writer, teacher and literary critic is one of the finest Filipino Writers in English whose works are characterized by a remarkable fusion of style and substance, of craftsmanship and insight. Her poems are intricate verbal transfigurations of significant experiences as revealed, in two of her much anthologized pieces, "Lament for the Littlest Fellow" and "Bonsai." As ...more

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