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Hello there! Happy Friday!
Today I’m going to be featuring the first couple of lines from my current read, Insurecto by Gina Apostol.
Cubao, Quezon City; and Punta, Santa Ana district, Manila
The Insoluble Puzzle at the Heart of the Labyrinth
For the mystery writer, it is not enough to mourn the dead. One must also study the exit wounds invite the coroner to tea, cloud the mind with ulterior motives.
The translator and mystery writer Magsalin has undertaken (yes, no pun) some of the above at previous incidents. But the insoluble puzzle at the heart of the labyrinth, the secret within the secret, is not hers to bemoan. That is up to the dead man’s kin, who are, fortunately or not, also dead.
I’ve been excited for this one since I got approved for its ARC a couple of months ago. I mean, it’s a book written by a Filipino that touches some of issues, both current and past, that concerns the Philippines. Why wouldn’t I look forward to do this book?!?
I’m only about 25% into the book since I don’t have a lot of time in my hands these days. But so far, so good, though some parts of the story due to the way POVs switch can be confusing. Hopefully I get to finish it within the weekend.
Insurrecto comes out in November 13.
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