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Seroks, Iteration 1 by David Hontiveros
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A collection of short stories interwoven in a flashback, geeky and dystopian future of the motherland. Hard to imagine the suits and the armors, the netheads and all that chips and codes inside your head. Piracy is rampant, I can imagine that. And also the typhoon and the Pinoy flicks and the corrupt actor who became the President of the bleak future Philippines. Very very good prose, since its inspiration came from a Palanca-award-winning story of Kaming Mga Seroks.

The most meaty story in the collection is Salbahe, the Twelfth Hour, and the Thirteenth Hour. Most of the action or movement came in these 3proses. The others, are actually fill-in details to give color in a historic setting, or a bridge-in to what has happened in the past and present.

The ending's open-ended, giving you an anticipating outlook to look forward to the next novel.
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Reading Progress

July 13, 2014 – Started Reading
July 13, 2014 – Shelved
July 13, 2014 – Shelved as: 2014-reading-challenge
July 13, 2014 – Shelved as: coming-of-age
July 13, 2014 – Shelved as: pinoy-publication
July 13, 2014 – Shelved as: something-weird
July 13, 2014 – Shelved as: unreal
July 13, 2014 – Shelved as: warzone
July 13, 2014 –
page 55
July 17, 2014 –
page 120
76.92% "It's tough to imagine these kinds of geeky narratives, I'd rather see them than imagine them. But I get some of the author's sentiments on the issues of the society, and its need for a "superhero" to save the day."
July 19, 2014 – Finished Reading

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