16 Replies to “Reads”

  1. The Unbearable Lightness was a very heavy read for me. It took me months to finish it because I was contemplating on the many musings he’s made in the book.

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    1. True. It took me months too. It’s my first time reading Kundera’s piece and at first I thought it’s gonna be a light read but I was wrong. Good thing I didn’t decide to just read the ebook version.

      BTW, do you have any books to recommend?


      1. I usually look for non-English authors. I once read Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk. But a lot of Pamuk readers would tell you that My Name is Red is the best he’s written.

        The Sufferings of Young Werther by Goethe is one of the most beautifully written pieces of fiction I’ve read too. Get the Stanley Corngold translation.

        As for English authors, I fell in love with this book called The Secret Lives of People In Love by Simon Van Booy.

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    1. Yung maliit na book lang yan. Yung Little Black Classics version. Nawili ako bumili sa Fully Booked. Nosebleed teh haha. Anyways, nabasa ko pala sa blog mo yung about sa Susan Sontag’s On Photography kaya binasa ko. Thanks~

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      1. I know, right?? At grabe ang galit ni Nietzsche sa Christianity ‘no? Hahaha. Pero hindi ako masyadong well-versed sa mga akda niya; napasadahan ko lang ‘yung ilan hehe.

        Interesting din ang “Regarding the Pain of Others” ni Susan Sontag kung trip mo siya! 🙂

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      2. Hindi rin ako masyadong familiar sa mga sulat ni Nietzsche e. Medyo bitin nga yung book kasi mga snippets lang yung mga andun. Parang sobrang filtered ng mga kinuhang verses from original works na at some point hindi na nakuha yung totoong pilosopiya na gusto nya iparating.

        Ay sige. Basahin ko yan. 😀

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  2. Nabasa ko din ‘yung Dekada ’70 at Norwegian Wood last year. I also watched both novels’ film adaptations. I really liked (and recommend) the Norwegian Wood movie. Very visual, sensual. Ibang experience sa novel, really added another dimension to my experience of the story.

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    1. Norwegian wood is actually in my to-watch list this year. I’m so tempted to watch it before reading the book but I decided not to since it’s also my first time reading a Murakami piece. And I think it’s a good move, ang daming insights sa book na mas magandang ikaw mismo ang unang makainterpret instead of getting it from an outsider’s point of view. Naexcite na tuloy ako panoorin sya.

      At di ko alam na may movie pala yung Dekada ’70. Ang alam ko lang ay yung “Bata, bata pano ka ginawa” movie.

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      1. I usually struggle with enjoying adaptations when I watch them too soon after reading the source, but that wasn’t the case for me with Norwegian Wood. I hope hindi ko na-overhype! 😛

        Yep, meron, at si Vilma ulit ‘yung gumanap sa lead role, interestingly. It was made for MMFF a few years after ‘Bata, Bata’.

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