Saturday, January 10, 2009

'Para Kay B' -- Better Than 'Twilight'?

I never thought that I'd sink my teeth into love stories. THat was before I found the Twilight series, and apparently, my new fancy for this genre won't end there. And now my latest kick -- 'Para Kay B (O Kung Papaano Dinevastate ng Pag-ibig ang 4 out of 5 Sa Atin)'.

Created by no less than The Ricky Lee (the man behind the immortal lines from equally immortal Filipino movies such as 'Himala' and 'Anak'), 'Para Kay B' is not your ordinary love story. Written in an unconventional manner, it covers the stories of five different women, all trapped in the vile intricacies of love. All stories are different, and by the end, all will turn out to be interconnected to each other. And all stories part of the bigger picture, the main story behind the stories. Confused? Ask Ricky Lee. Only a genius knows how to do it. If you can't, just purchase the book. P250 is nothing compared to this literary master work.

Here is a story of sheer substance, going beyond the boundaries of chick-flick mushiness. The characters here are so real, you'd feel like they're right in front you, like they're persons you actually know. The spontaneity and colloquialism of the language and the sensitivity of the scenarios plus Lee's fresh style simply make this read irresistible.

'Para Kay B' will make you laugh hard, raise your eyebrows, shed a painful tear and most importantly, fall in love. Yikes!