Alternative Alamat: Stories Inspired by Philippine Mythology by Raymond G. Falgui, Paolo Chikiamco, Celestine Trinidad, Budjette Tan, Dean Francis Alfar, Timothy James Dimacali, David Hontiveros, Andrei Tupaz, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Mo Francisco, Raissa Rivera Falgui, Eliza Victoria

174 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction fantasy short stories adventurous medium-paced


Philippine mythology is full of images that ignite the imagination: gods of calamity and baldness, of cosmic time and lost things; the many-layered Skyworld, and weapons that fight their own battles; a ship that is pulled to paradise by a chain, a...

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Community Reviews Summary of 40 reviews


adventurous 100%
informative 50%
inspiring 50%
dark 33%
challenging 16%
hopeful 16%
mysterious 16%
reflective 16%


fast 60%
medium 40%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 60% | N/A: 40%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 60% | No: 20% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 40% | Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 20%

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