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Top 3 Novels by a Filipino Author

PostPosted: August 19th, 2011, 10:41 pm
by Captain Awesome
1. Without Seeing the Dawn by Stevan Javellana - could very well be the only book to ever make me cry. Set in WW2 and talks about the atrocities committed by the Japanese during their invasion and occupation of the Philippines. I had to read it for a book review. and it's since then become a book i've never forgotten. And i don't even have a copy. And i can't even find it anywhere. :(

2. Noli me Tangere, of course.

3. El filibusterismo. But sometimes i have to wonder as it reminds me so much of The Count of Monte Cristo.

Re: Top 3 Novels by a Filipino Author

PostPosted: August 24th, 2011, 4:28 pm
by brojersrc
I can only think of one--a contemporary one: Tall Story by Candy Gourlay. Check it out and you'll learn why I so love it.

Stevan Javellana

PostPosted: October 5th, 2011, 12:33 pm
by Mel u
Captain Awesome-thanks so much for posting on Without Seeing the Dawn-I am very interested in books on WWII in the Philippines-I found this book on Amazon but with shipping it is too expensive-do you know of a local source for it or a swap from anyone who has it will be great-thanks

Re: Top 3 Novels by a Filipino Author

PostPosted: October 5th, 2011, 1:19 pm
by ronreads
I really liked Nick Joaquin's "Cave and Shadows". People always remember "The Woman Who Had Two Navels", but I think that "Cave and Shadows" is an equally important work.

Miguel Syjuco's "Ilustrado" was also a great read, and a little scandalous too if you could connect the dots as to who he was talking to.