Smaller and Smaller Circles is unique in the Philippine literary scene--a Pinoy detective novel, both fast-paced and intelligent, with a Jesuit priest who also happens to be a forensic anthropologist as the sleuth. When it won the Carlos Palanca Grand Prize for tbe English Novel in 1999, it... read more
“I can feel so many eyes watching me, watching me.”
“…serial killing is a far more prevalent phenomenon in the country than the police have the capability or the inclination to detect.”
“I can feel them. Scurrying in circles around me, smaller and smaller circles like rats around a crust of bread...waiting for the right moment.”
“I. Didn't. Want. It.”
“A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach, and with regard to the existence of which his nearest and most intimate friends may be ignorant; his mortal danger conceals itself from their eyes, and equally so his regained security. Such a hidden nature, which instinctively employs speech for silence and concealment, and is inexhaustible in evasion of communication, desires and insists that a mask of himself shall occupy his place in the hearts and heads of his friends; and supposing he does not desire it, his eyes will some day be opened to the fact that there is nevertheless a mask of him there--and that it is well to be so.”Friedrich Nietzsche
“But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.”Luke 2:19
“I and the public knowWhat all schoolchildren learn,Those to whom evil is doneDo evil in return.”W.H. Auden
“Death arrives among all the soundlike a shoe with no foot in it, like a suit with no man it,comes and shouts with no mouth, with no tongue, with no throat.Nevertheless its step can be heardand its clothing makes a hushed sound, like a tree.”Pablo Neruda
“He felt himself facing something ungraspable.”William Golding, Lord of the Flies
1. Error at P.27: As you can see, Ben, we believe the killing take place at the end of the first weekof every month. ..."
*Correction: "As you can see, Ben, we believe the killing take place at the end of the first weekof every month. ..."
2. Error at P.101: Of Alejandro Benitez-Carlos, Jr., the clinic's dentist, SHE had almost nothing to say, apart from the fact that he was thirty-four, a good worker, single and living alone in an apartment of Quezon City.
*Correction: Of Alejandro Benitez-Carlos, Jr., the clinic's dentist, HE had almost nothing to say, apart from the fact that he was thirty-four, a good worker, single and living alone in an apartment of Quezon City.
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