Daily Prompt: Second Time Around – Living, Loving, Leaving

Here is my answer to today’s daily prompt challenge:

In summary, book’s tagline tell’s us exactly what to expect: a story of living, loving and leaving. The book is Martial Law Babies by Arnold Arre.

Part of the reason I am so enamored by it is that it is written and illustrated by one of my favorite authors. But this time he deviates from the fantasy world and the unreal and focuses the story to people who you could probably relate to if you are in my age group. As the title implies it’s set or at least base elements in the story on the events that transpired in what historians call the Martial Law years in the Philippines, and the people alive or at least born during this time were called subsequently called martial law babies. Without really having to broadcast my age, I too belong to this category, the youngest of which would be in their late twenties if you count that martial law ended in 1986.

Back to the book. The story is well written in a way that reflect today’s reality with memories of yesteryears that don’t use the usual flashback scenarios but rather what you and me and whole lot of other people are doing right now: Blogging. In a way, it bridges the generation that is now with the generation then. It also shows that no matter what generation you were born into, we basically had the same things in life, only the motivation and the circumstances surrounding them differed somewhat.

And although this is a well drawn graphic novel, what lures you into reading and reading it gain is the compelling story of a group of individual form a generation long ago.

It’s a good read that I highly recommend, whether you belong to this generation or not.


~ by allen mallari on April 25, 2013.

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