Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan Review

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 1 Comments A+ a-

Ang Mga kaibigan ni Mama Susan - by Bob Ong
The book Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan, wrote by Bob Ong, was written like entries in a journal by the main protagonist, Galo. The entries were dated back from the late ‘90s. It started by some random rants about his highschool life and so it went until he became a college student. Things just started to became creepy in the story when he came back to his province and visited his grandmother.
It tells about spirits, something paranormal. It also tackles about the effect of technology in the people which made me reflect for a while. It hit right on the spot about how we crave for them when in the first place, we don’t need them.

For those who haven't read the book yet, watch its trailer. I rated it 3 out of 5. But ofcourse, we have different taste when it comes to books. You can always rate it base on your perception about it.

So in my opinion, it was not really scary at all. But I heard many people found themselves lured in reading it, captivated by the darkness surrounding the book. What I think was freaky wasthe last part of the book, where there was a short incantation. And I don't really like reading such things. Anyway, most of the parts of the book was boring for me.

I borrowed the book so I will not rant about how my money  was wasted. The books costs Php 150 by the way.

Sorry Bob Ong. I really admire your quirkiness in writing. Maybe I expected a lot.

This post is from my book review of  Ang mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan by Bob Ong in my Goodreads.

Mary is the blogger behind Remakestyle. She is an environmentalist, freelance writer and future engineer working towards a sustainable future.


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February 9, 2012 at 1:18 PM delete

I've been a fan of Bob Ong since forever, but I think this books is a lil bit creepy, especially the end part. When I couldn't understand the words anymore, I skipped it. I was afraid it may be some chant or something. Haha.