The New Radical
IT WAS bound to happen. Taking the next step in literary evolution, the iPod-toting, zeitgeist-conscious, latte-sipping, Facebook-wielding generation would develop a writer designed for maximum effect.
Meet Exhibit A: Carlos “Siege” Malvar, the 26-year-old novelist whose work, such as his Not Quite Unreal series, springs from and celebrates the high jinks of being young and Filipino. “Roles” and its sequel “Crash” depict growing up with a cerebral authenticity, shedding light on the claustrophobic mythology that is Pinoy adolescence.