Jan 19, 2009

Solons Horses Stabbed: Like A Dick Francis novel

The recent news about Tarlac Representative Jesi Lapus whose eleven horses were stabbed early morning read like a plot from a Dick Francis novel. While we were in Bohol, I got to finish 2 of his books, Bolt, Smokescreen and Rat Race from Dao Diamond's library. It was sick, what was done to those horses. It was like the novel Bolt, were the horses were murdered using a humane killer. Good thing the horses here did not die.

And about the book, it was an easy read and entertaining and does not require much thinking. Good to help pass the time.

Jan 5, 2009

The Family by Mario Puzo

I am currently reading The Family by Mario Puzo and I am not as pleased with this book as with his other works. I love the Godfather so much I even have the DVD's but I think I need to re-read this one to appreciate it more. Books I like instantly I can never put down, but this one I have been trying to finish for 4 days now, and no success yet. Though this book was started by Mario Puzo, it was finished by Carol Gino. Maybe, that's why it not as interesting? Hmm.

The book hopes to illustrate the Pope Alexander, Rodrigo Borgia as the first Don, but somehow fails miserably. There are cameos from Micheangelo, Da Vinci and Machiavelli but their appearance in the story does not create further interest.

When or if (I cant decide yet) I finish the book, I will tell you more about it. But don't hold your breath.