Kapitan Sino ni Bob Ong (Literantado’s Book Review)

Pamagat: Kapitan Sino
May-Akda: Bob Ong
Kategorya: Maikling Kwento
Publisher: VISPRINT, INC.
ISBN: 971-05450-1-9
Limbag: Abril 2009
Presyo: 175.00 php. @ Powerbooks
Akmang Edad sa Babasa: 1 – 100 specially sa mga batang mahilig bumili ng tsi-tsirya malapit sa kanilang suking tindahan.
Tantyang Oras sa Pag-babasa: Isang Upuan lamang.

Kapitan Sino by Bob Ong
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Plot

Istorya ito ng pilit-to-be bayaning si Rogelio with friends Bok-bok and Tessa. Sanhi ng pagbagsak ng katawan ng ama niyang si Mang Ernesto na rapat na bumubuhay sa kanila ni Aling Hasmin, si Rogelio na ang naituring na padre de pamilya ng tahanan. Di lamang padre de pamilya kundi all around ang trabaho nito, nagtinda siya sa kaniyang sari-saring tindahan at di naglaon naluge, at naging tagabutingting siya ng elektronikong kagamitan na may kinalaman sa kurso niyang bitin (B.S.ECE) – kaya may kaalaman siya ruun, at di naglaon ano pa ba . . . natuklasan na niya ‘ATA yung superpowers niya matapos nun.

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Kritiko

Ang berdugo ko para sa librong ito = CORNY ! Recommended for kids na di marunong makaalala sa bayani. Good for adults also na mahilig ngumata ng cheezum, boy bawang o kung ano pa man yun sa suking-tindahan.

Ito na siguro yung pangalawa sa pinaka-corny na libro ni Bob Ong na nabasa ko sunod sa “Bakit Baligtad Magbasa ng Libro ang mga Pilipino?” (yung “MACARTHUR” at “Alamat ng Gubat” hindi ko pa nababasa; yung “Alamat ng Gubat” wala akong balak basahin)

Kaparabang lumulundag bigla ang istorya sa bawat kabanata na nabasa ko; sabagay isa itong maikling kwento pero napuna ko talaga yung pagkasulat na daglian na dumaloy ang kuwento.

Tungkol sa kwento. Nakuha ko yung laman at ibig ihatid nito sa mambabasa pero di ko maiaalis na corny talaga ito. Corny kasi talaga e, kahit ilang beses ko balik-balikan yung ilang pahina, CORNY pa rin (40% corny, 15% tawang hindi nakalabas yung ngipin, 5% naguluhan, 40% satisfied = 100% kong natapos ang kwento ng isang araw).

Tungkol kay Kapitan Sino. Inilalarawan niya yung tipo ng bayani na mabilis na kinalilimutan ng tao at siya rin yung tipo ng bayaning martyr pero corny nga lang. Aking ipapaliwanag, huwag nating ikumpara ang bayaning si Gat Rizal kay Kapitan Sino base sa istorya na kinatapusan niya, kundi ikumpara natin siya sa mga karaniwang bayani tulad ng mga OFW (Halimbawa, isang totoong pangyayari – (1) Taxi driver nagsauli ng malaking kaban ng pera sa may-ari nito na sumakay sa taxi niya. Ibinalita sa dyaryo at telegrama, ano nga ba yung pangalan niya? Karaniwang reaksyon – MAPA, “MAlay ko PAke ko?” (2) OFW si Syuning di tunay na pangalan, tinatanggap niya araw-araw ang hirap sa Saudi sa pagmamalupit ng kaniyang among Arabyanong manyak. Tiniis niya ang hirap para lamang makapag-padala ng pera sa kanyang pamilya. Sa huli siya’y namatay ng walang hustisya. Batid ang kaniyang pagkamatay ng mga awtoridad sa embahada ng Pilipinas sa Saudi. Ano reaksyon ng mga kababayan nitong Pinoy matapos mabalitaan – MAPA, “Malay ko PAke ko?”. Kay Kapitan Sino, sa kwento parang MAPA rin. Siya na ang tumulong, siya pa ang na-agrabyado.

Kung ginawang komiks yung Kapitan Sino siguro hindi ko masasabing corny ito. Yung istorya kasi, “comical” at pedeng gawing “cartoon” sa T.V.

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Mga Ilang Excerpt sa Kapitan Sino

Mula sa Pahina 113 (Excerpt)
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. . . napalipad nya ng ilang metro ang kalaban.
Paaagh!
Na naulit ng isa pang beses. Paaagh!
At isa pa. Paaagh!
Lasug-lasog ang katawan ng nilalang sa banyo kung saan bumulwak ang tubig galing sa malaking tubo na naputol.

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^ (lasog-lasog, kaliwang kamay lang yung putol?)

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Mula sa Pahina 141 (Excerpt)
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. . . Sa gitna ng mga tao, isang maputing ale ang lumapit at yumuko sa harap ni Rogelio. Ang malumanay, mabait, at nirerespeto ng lahat na si Aling Chummy, biglang sinampal ang bayani.
“Pinatay mo ang asawa ko!”
. . .
“Aling Chummy, matagal nang patay si Mang Hercules.” . . .
“Bakit hindi nya pinigilan?” malakas na sigaw at matinding pagsisikip ng dibdib ang sagot ni Aling Chummy. “Wala syang ginawa para awatin sa paninigarilyo ang asawa ko?” . . . “Pinatay niya ang asawa ko!” . . . “Ano pang hinihintay nyo? Hulihin nyo ang kriminal!”

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^ (at hinuli nga si Rogelio dahil dun, naiintindihan ko kung bakit ganiyan yung linya, cartoonic at “comical” kasi ang pagkakasulat sa librong ito.)

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Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (Literantado’s Book Review)

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Detail

Book Title: Battle Royale
Author: Koushun Takami
Language written in: Japanese (Originally)
Translated by: Yuji Oniki
Genre: Dystopia
Publisher: Ohta Publishing
Publication Date: April 1999
Published in English: February 2003
Media Type: Paperback only
Pages: 616
ISBN: 4872334523

Where to Buy? :

@ National Bookstore – for only 389.00php. (Philippines)
(i bought it October 13, 2008)
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What Is Battle Royale?

Set in Republic of Great East Asia or fictional Japan under strict military providence, Battle Royale is a program exercise every year to some sort of discipline for student. It is a program, a game, a game crazy as hell.

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The Battle Royale Rules:

  • The program will choose a school randomly.
  • Number of participating (force participation) students are 42
    • Consist of 21 boys and 21 girls to total.
  • The Program will be set on an isolated island not known by participants.
  • On the island, in every couple of hours, there will be an announcement of danger zones on the map.
    • If they happen that they are on the danger zone, the collar on their neck will explode.
  • battle-royale-map

  • Each participant will have a collar on their neck. It is an exploding collar called Guadalcanal (so that in times of cheating, it’ll explode).
  • If in 24 hours of no killings, all collars will explode, so every student of the game must kill each one of them until only 1 will survive.

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The Outline, Guess Who Will Win (Plot)

The Third Year Class B, Shiroiwa Junior High School will be having a school trip. While on the ride way to their destination, they were asleep cause by a sleeping gas. Clueless and innocent, they were entered forcibly to the program. In the time they have awakened, they were led by the instructor named Kinpatsu Sakamochi with a satanic grin, telling them about the program of their own Government.

Shuya Nanahara seeks to avenge his best friend (his best friend protested for them on why they are force to enter the program and shot killed). Shuya tandem with Noriko Nakagawa and later they were accompanied by Shogo Kawada which has a mysterious personality to trust.

Prime villains were Mitsuko Souma and Kazuo Kiriyama and some other hostile student not to mention their name.

On the other side, good side of the team – Shinji Mimura, assisted by his best friend Yutaka Seto plans an escape.

What would be the end of this? Who will won this hellish game?

Read it before you watch the controversial film. Originally, the book was controversial in the first place.

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Trivia

The novel Battle Royale was completed after Takami left the news company. It was rejected in the final round of the literary competition for which it was intended, owing to its controversial content. It went on to become a bestseller when finally released in 1999, and a year later, was made into a manga and a feature film.

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What Can I Say?

I first heard Battle Royale by my friends. They’re discussing about the story base on the film. I perceive it cruel and a violent film while hearing their discussions. “OA sila mag-kuwento”. I research about Battle Royale and found out that it was base on a Japanese novel written by Koushun Takami, good thing, it got an English translation of the book translated by Yuji Oniki ^_^.

The story of Battle Royale (Novel) is great, more unique than other violent thrilling genres. Every student killed in the Novel makes you not wait for another chapter of killings of “who’s next”.

After reading the book, the devil inside me want the Battle Royale game for REAL.

Har-har-har (laugh of a devil).

I prefer to read the book first before I watch the film version because I might not appreciate the film without knowing the original story. As might of you know, many of the film adaptation which is base from the book don’t follow the real storyline instead of it or sometimes excluding the part of the original story or worst they’re changing the angle to shorten the time of production.

So, there is reason for you to read the book first.

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