giveaway: filipino horror – update!

"waking the dead" by yvette tanhello readers! here’s an update on how the filipino horror giveaway is going: i have three entries! well, four if you count a second-the-motion recommendation. and back to three again, if you don’t count one entry wherein it’s already stated that the poster has a copy of the book.

i already have a copy of two TRESE graphic novels, while i’m still on the lookout for CRAVING and TRAGIC THEATER (and the other TRESE graphic novel). so does anyone else have a recommendation?

to sweeten the pot, i’m also adding a book each for the two winners. which i already mentioned in the original post. one winner will get WAKING THE DEAD and TIME FOR DRAGONS. while the other will get WAKING THE DEAD and ILUSTRADO.

i’ve actually yet to read TIME FOR DRAGONS and ILUSTRADO, but because they were written by filipinos, i want to promote them too.

so anyone else want to recommend filipino-authored books with elements of horror? deadline is still october 24, 2010.

6 thoughts on “giveaway: filipino horror – update!

  1. Hi Jason!

    I might venture on recommending “News of the Shaman” by Karl R. de Mesa to you. It has a very cool cover. Hope that one will make the grade.

    Dark nights and creepy wonders! ^_^

  2. Ilustrado? Sweet.

    I, too, am having a hard time finding “Filipino horror novels”, aside from Hontiveros’ and the Trese series. There are, however, short story collections that are actually quite scary.

    1. My most favorite is “Nine Supernatural Stories”, edited by April Timbol Yap and Lara Saguisag. Copies are available from UP Press. My most favorite story is the last one, which actually scared me, since I was reading it alone at midnight.

    2. There’s also “Afraid: The Best Philippine Ghost Stories”. This is edited by renowned Filipino writer Dante Remoto, so this isn’t just your usual PsiCom collection we often see around. The stories are of high-quality, since the writers are already established ones. Copies are available in bookstores, and also in Anvil.

    3. I can still recommend another David Hontiveros short novel, “Takod”. I’ve read it five years ago, and found it quite okay and a fast read. Read a review here: http://wawinavarroza.multiply.com/reviews/item/3.

  3. Ilustrado? Sweet.

    I, too, am having a hard time finding “Filipino horror novels”, aside from Hontiveros’ and the Trese series. There are, however, short story collections that are actually quite scary.

    1. My most favorite is “Nine Supernatural Stories”, edited by April Timbol Yap and Lara Saguisag. Copies are available from UP Press. My most favorite story is the last one, which actually scared me, since I was reading it alone at midnight.

    2. There’s also “Afraid: The Best Philippine Ghost Stories”. This is edited by renowned Filipino writer Dante Remoto, so this isn’t just your usual PsiCom collection we often see around. The stories are of high-quality, since the writers are already established ones. Copies are available in bookstores, and also in Anvil.

    3. I can still recommend another David Hontiveros short novel, “Takod”. I’ve read it five years ago, and found it quite okay and a fast read. Read a review here: http://wawinavarroza.multiply.com/reviews/item/3.

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