Monday, June 25, 2007

The ten-month hiatus

Yes, it's been ten long months since my last post. So where have I been? To tell you the truth, I've just been around, keeping busy with efforts to keep my head above water (as well as my sanity, I guess) and earn more than I spend.

At any rate, I am back.

I know that I have not posted any book review in the last ten months, but that didn't mean that I have not been reading. On the contrary, I've read quite a few good books in my absence from the blogging community. Well, I've finally laid my hands on a copy of Good Omens by Pratchett and Gaiman (thanks to Bibliarch Glorietta). It was well worth the search and the consequent wait.

I also tried reading Tim Lahaye's Babylon Rising, with the hope of starting a new series. It was moderately good, although I found the ending a bit disappointing. Several months after I've read that first book (it's supposed to be the first of a series of books about the adventures of Michael Murphy, an expert on Biblical prophecy and a fearless archaeologist), I still haven't actually bought the second book. I guess that means something. Go figure.

However, the best book that I've read in the last ten months was Christopher Priest's The Prestige. I loved the movie although I felt that the cinematic characterization of the two lead characters was a tad too shallow. I wanted to learn more about the inner thoughts and motives of Alfred Borden and Rupert Angier and this was exactly my motivation to read the book that served as the basis of the movie. To say the least, I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the book even more than the movie.

When I find the time, I will write a full-length review on the book. In the meantime here's my take on it: forget the movie, read the book.

Anyway, check out the list of books that I've read recently. It's somewhere in this blog. I have this feeling though that I left out one or two titles. I'll just update the list if and when necessary.

So there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Its my first time to stumble upon your site and might I comment that you have done a good job in maintaining it not only by means of layout (as simple as it is) but also by means of content. With your recent post, I'd have to agree that we should forget the movie and get the book. It would do the characters much justice.