Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco

It could just be me, but I wasn’t completely satisfied with Miguel Syjuco’s Ilustrado. I liked the way the writer incorporated different forms of media and literature, all of which eventually made sense as the story developed, into one cohesive work, but I was just … okay with it. It’s not a very long book,Continue reading “Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco”

“Felix Starro” by Lysley Tenorio

Lysley Tenorio’s Felix Starro, a short story in Monstress, is about an old man and his grandson, both of whom are named Felix Starro, a faith-healing duo who perform Extractions of Negativities, a ritual of such profound spiritual healing that some blood is shed in the process. (If no blood is shed, which is veryContinue reading ““Felix Starro” by Lysley Tenorio”

“Fallow’s Flight” by Dean Francis Alfar

A part two to last week’s Short Bites, here’s another story from Dean Francis Alfar’s How to Traverse Terra Incognita: Fallow’s Flight. The story follows an elderly dragon, Fallow, who is mourning the death of his daughter, Glorious, who perished in battle. This story is in Chapter 5, Get to Know the Locals, of theContinue reading ““Fallow’s Flight” by Dean Francis Alfar”