Smaller and Smaller Circles by F. He killed his P. Traditional whodunits have us at the edge of our seat guessing who the criminal may be. Towards the end, the killer says: Plot summary[ edit ] Its main protagonists are Gus Saenz and Jerome Lucero, Jesuit priests who also perform forensic work.
The criminal, Alejandro Benitez-Carlos Jr. If those who are given such power and responsibility practice their authority like this, there would be no more sense of justice in the country.
Other crime novels reveal the perpetrator and we turn the pages to find out how such an evil criminal will meet his end. Batacan tells her readers with this novel. This fact somehow limits these victims from attaining justice.
Alex, traumatized and in pain, was motivated to avenge himself. The book becomes gratifying because our involvement goes much further than watching a terrifying story unfold.
At this point the author hits her stride. We are taken into the mind of a psychopath and we realize, with a little shock of pleasure, that we understand just how it thinks.
It should not be just a matter of exposure or selfish gain like how the case was to Joanna Bonifacio, a journalist, who just thought of the ratings of her famous program: Bad things produce more evil things. This idea will be discussed further later. The novel begins insidiously and the first glimpse you have of this world is through the eyes of the killer.
If poor people complain, they are given less attention; actions to their cases are slow-paced. Gus and Jerome, together with their ally reporter Joanna Bonifacio, take matters into their own hands and solve the mystery of the serial killings in Payatas. A doubt that perhaps stems from the firm conviction that there are no serial killers in the Philippines.
We knew what happened. The Payatas dumpsite, already notorious for the terrible landslide years ago, is now given an even more menacing air as the setting for a series of gruesome murders. Where would we go?F.
H. Batacan’s Pinoy detective novel, Smaller and Smaller Circles, creatively presents the kind of society the Philippines has right now. Smaller and Smaller Circles is a mystery novel by Filipino novelist F. H. Batacan. It won the Carlos Palanca Grand Prize for the English Novel in  It also won the National Book Award in and the Madrigal-Gonzalez Award in Thematic Analysis: Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.
H. Batacan The Modern Face of Philippine Society (Violence, Abuse, Crime, Justice) F. H. Batacan’s Pinoy detective novel, Smaller and Smaller Circles, creatively presents the kind of society the Philippines has right now – how, nowadays, negative it has become.
It shows a theme on violence. Smaller and Smaller Circles is a very pleasant surprise. It truly is unique in the Philippine literary scene because, as far as I know, no one has dared to talk about crime and murder and forensics in a novel, and to be able to render it completely intelligent and gripping.4/5.
Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan A HORRIFYING PLEASURE Review by April Timbol Yap. There are no serial killers in the Philippines. In her Palanca-winning first novel, Smaller and Smaller Circles, Felisa Batacan plants a seed that disturbs this widely held killarney10mile.com points out that "Philippine police and law enforcement authorities.
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