Reviewed in the Manila Standard-Today: Diaspora Ad Astra, The Farthest Shore, and Demons of the New Year. We freakish editors thank you!

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January 22, 2014

Satisfied customers. Now these are selfies I can get behind. Thanks for supporting Phil lit, you guys!  Read the rest of this entry »

Not without my cutlass, baybeh.

Death and booty in the Caribbean with ‘Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’

By KARL R. DE MESA, GMA NewsJanuary 7, 2014 8:33pm

I don’t know when exactly it happened.

Maybe it was the first time I saw a whale leap out of the waves and make a belly-up dive back? Maybe it was the first time my crew sang one of the shanties—“LEAVE HER, JOHNNY”—I chased down for them, as dusk settled over the waters and the sun became half of a yellow coin over the shimmer? Read the rest of this entry »

And you shall know him by the trail of dead samurai. Imagine Keanu vs dragons and demons.

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Thanks to GNO for featuring this excerpt. I heard twas a staff fave at the weekly meet. Much gratitude!

Days in the Faith Underground: Inside the devotion to the Black Nazarene

 By , GMA NewsJanuary 8, 2014 5:59pm

Reprinted from the book “Report from the Abyss”

Anybody who’s spent five minutes in a mosh pit knows the violence of chaos theory in action. You dive in and no formula can tell where, or if, you come up. In a country where anything can be backed by “You and what army?” there’s no better illustration of the crowd as pure body politic than the Traslacion of the Black Nazarene. Read the rest of this entry »

Now we’re talking. Best review so far since she got all the nuances / subtleties. Thanks, GNO!

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Matt Damon as ex-criminal turned sci-fi savior? You can buy it with this one, from the same director of “District 9.”  Read the rest of this entry »