meann ortiz reviews ‘lower myths’

And she gave it five out of five stars:

I’ve stopped wondering some time ago why Eliza Victoria keeps winning all these different awards for her fiction and poetry. And with Lower Myths, she has definitely earned a place in my list of favorite Filipino authors.

Trust Fund Babies is my favorite of the two stories in Lower Myths. I love the whole The Godfather feel, and the mythology that Victoria re-imagined for this particular world. The story is pretty straightforward, sometimes even predictable, but it was engaging and entertaining from beginning to end. I also admire Victoria’s ability to build a detailed world and solid characters even for such a short story.

The Very Last Case of Messrs. Aristotel and Arkimedes Magtanggol: Attorneys-at-Law is a little more complicated in terms of structure, but it’s no less engaging. If the first story had a The Godfather feel to it, this one has some Inception undertones. The transition between the different “realities” can be confusing in the beginning, but it’s easy enough to follow after the first few glimpses.

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6 thoughts on “meann ortiz reviews ‘lower myths’

  1. I haven’t bought it yet as I’ve a long list of books to read, but now I’m more inspired because I could watch the three Godfather movies over and over again.

    A few days ago I dreamt that I was giving five copies of Lower Myths on my blog (digital, of course). I woke up and thought, where did that come from??! Perhaps, another inspiration :)

    • Haha. A dream giveaway! How lovely. :D Thank you for dropping by.

      Late comment, but I LOVE the message Alan Moore left for your baby. Ang cute lang.

      • Thanks E, it was cute, wasn’t it? If you haven’t seen a copy of that biography yet, well, it has very explicit pages of Lost Girls. Not fit for a young girl to read, but then it was understandable that our baby couldn’t even read yet and it was sweet of him to leave her a “time capsule” message :)

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