Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Patriotism in absurd times

The Manila Times
By Angelique Manalad, Contributor
Bob Ong’s collection of books brings tears to our eyes—tears of laughter, that is—with his own unique concoction of reality and humor, “Bakit Baligtad Magbasa Ang Mga Pilipino?” Mga Kwentong Barbero ni Bob Ong [Why does the Filipino read in reverse? Barber’s Tales from Bob Ong].

A must-read especially this coming celebration of our national freedom, the book is a collection of short stories and essays from different people about the Philippine culture.
*continue reading here...

2 comments:

Gio Paredes said...

I bought a copy of this a few months ago and cant seems to stop laughing every time I read it. :-)

Frustrated Manunulat said...

Sa buhay ko ngayon, isa siyang malaking inspirasyon. Para hindi tumigil sa paglalakd sa buhay na ito. Mabuhay si Bob Ong. Sana'y makilala ko siya balang araw upang mapasalamatan siya.