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  1. Battle Royale: Remastered (Paperback) Battle Royale: Remastered (Paperback)
    Battle Royale: Remastered (Paperback)

    Koushun Takami

    ₱968.00

    Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan—where it became a runaway bestseller—Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world.

    A new translation by Nathan Collins.

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  2. The Travelling Cat Chronicles (Hardcover) The Travelling Cat Chronicles (Hardcover)
    The Travelling Cat Chronicles (Hardcover)

    Hiro Arikawa

    ₱1,140.00

    A book that “speak[s] volumes about our need for connection—human, feline or otherwise” (The San Francisco Chronicle), The Travelling Cat Chronicles is a life-affirming anthem to kindness and self-sacrifice that shows how the smallest things can provide the greatest joy—the perfect gift for cat lovers and travellers!

    An instant international bestseller and indie bestseller, The Travelling Cat Chronicles has charmed readers around the world. With simple yet descriptive prose, this novel gives voice to Nana the cat and his owner, Satoru, as they take to the road on a journey with no other purpose than to visit three of Satoru's longtime friends. Or so Nana is led to believe... 

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  3. Blind Owl, Penguin Classics (Paperback) Blind Owl, Penguin Classics (Paperback)
    Blind Owl, Penguin Classics (Paperback)

    Sadeq Hedayat

    ₱770.00

    Written by one of the greatest Iranian writers of the twentieth century, Blind Owl tells a two-part story of an isolated narrator with a fragile relationship with time and reality. In first person, the narrator offers a string of hazy, dreamlike recollections fueled by opium and alcohol. He spends time painting the exact same scene on the covers of pen cases: an old man wearing a cape and turban sitting under a cypress tree, separated by a small stream from a beautiful woman in black who offers him a water lily.

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  4. The Analects, Everyman's Library (Hardcover) The Analects, Everyman's Library (Hardcover)
    The Analects, Everyman's Library (Hardcover)

    Confucius

    ₱1,144.00

    Confucius is one of the most humane, rational, and lucid of moral teachers, concerned not with arcane metaphysics but with practical issues of life and conduct. What is virtue? What sort of life is most conducive to happiness? How should the state be ruled? What is the proper relationship between human beings and their environment?

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  5. Spring Snow: The Sea of Fertility, Book 1 (Paperback) Spring Snow: The Sea of Fertility, Book 1 (Paperback)
    Spring Snow: The Sea of Fertility, Book 1 (Paperback)

    Mishima Yukio

    ₱720.00

    Yukio Mishima’s Spring Snow is the first novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. Here we meet Shigekuni Honda, who narrates this epic tale of what he believes are the successive reincarnations of his friend, Kiyoaki Matsugae.
     
    It is 1912 in Tokyo, and the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders — rich provincial families unburdened by tradition, whose money and vitality make them formidable contenders for social and political power.

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  6. Snow Country (Paperback) Snow Country (Paperback)
    Snow Country (Paperback)

    Yasunari Kawabata

    ₱899.00

    At an isolated mountain hot spring, with snow blanketing every surface, Shimamura, a wealthy dilettante meets Komako, a lowly geisha. She gives herself to him fully and without remorse, despite knowing that their passion cannot last and that the affair can have only one outcome. In chronicling the course of this doomed romance, Kawabata has created a story for the ages — a stunning novel dense in implication and exalting in its sadness.

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  7. El Filibusterismo, Penguin Classics (Paperback) El Filibusterismo, Penguin Classics (Paperback)
    El Filibusterismo, Penguin Classics (Paperback)

    Jose Rizal

    ₱999.00

    In the spirit of The Count of Monte Cristo and Les Misérables, a major new translation-José Rizal's stunning continuation of Noli Me Tangere.

    Clearly demonstrating Rizal’s growth as a writer, and influenced by his exposure to international events, El Filibusterismo is a thrilling and suspenseful account of Filipino resistance to colonial rule that still resonates today.

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  8. Tao Te Ching, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition (Paperback) Tao Te Ching, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition (Paperback)
    Tao Te Ching, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition (Paperback)

    Lao Tzu

    ₱1,026.00

    The original mindfulness book, in a landmark new translation by the award-winning translator of the I Ching and The Art of War

    This new translation seeks to understand the Tao Te Ching as a guide to everyday living and encourages a slow, meditative reading experience. The Tao Te Ching’s eighty-one brief chapters are accompanied by illuminating commentary, interpretation, poems, and testimonials by the likes of Margaret Mead, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. Specially commissioned calligraphy for more than two hundred Chinese characters illustrates the book’s essential themes.

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  9. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic, 20th Anniversary Edition (Paperback) The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic, 20th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)
    The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic, 20th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

    Sogyal Rinpoche

    ₱1,154.00

    Sogyal Rinpoche delivers a lucid and inspiring introduction to the practice of meditation, to the nature of mind, to karma and rebirth, to compassionate love and care for the dying, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path.

    This treasure of Tibetan wisdom is the definitive new Budhist guide for our times, and has sold over a million copies worldwide.

    Get The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic, 20th Anniversary Edition (Paperback) By Sogyal Rinpoche and other religion books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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  10. Dream of the Red Chamber (Paperback) Dream of the Red Chamber (Paperback)
    Dream of the Red Chamber (Paperback)

    Tsao Hsueh-Chin

    ₱969.00

    For more than a century and a half, Dream of the Red Chamber has been recognized in China as the greatest of its novels, a Chinese Romeo-and-Juliet love story and a portrait of one of the world's great civilizations. 

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  11. The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic, Penguin Classics (Paperback) The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic, Penguin Classics (Paperback)
    The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic, Penguin Classics (Paperback)

    R. K. Narayan

    ₱799.00

    The greatest Indian epic, one of the world's supreme masterpieces of storytelling

    A Penguin Classic


    A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian. Although the Sanskrit original was composed by Valmiki around the fourth century BC, poets have produced countless versions in different languages. Here, drawing on the work of an eleventh-century poet called Kamban, Narayan employs the skills of a master novelist to re-create the excitement he found in the original. A luminous saga made accessible to new generations of readers, The Ramayana can be enjoyed for its spiritual wisdom, or as a thrilling tale of ancient conflict.

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  12. The Three-Body Problem, Remembrance of Earth's Past Book 1 (Paperback) The Three-Body Problem, Remembrance of Earth's Past Book 1 (Paperback)
    The Three-Body Problem, Remembrance of Earth's Past Book 1 (Paperback)

    Cixin Liu

    ₱1,079.00

    The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.

    Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.

    Get The Three-Body Problem, Remembrance of Earth's Past Book 1 (Paperback) by Cixin Liu, Ken Liu and other science fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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  13. First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (Paperback) First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (Paperback)
    First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (Paperback)

    Loung Ung

    ₱850.00

    One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five.

    Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed.

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  14. The Bhagavad Gita, Penguin Classics (Paperback) The Bhagavad Gita, Penguin Classics (Paperback)
    The Bhagavad Gita, Penguin Classics (Paperback)

    Laurie L. Patton, Simon Brodbeck

    ₱599.00

    The Bhagavad Gita is an early epic poem that recounts the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Krishna, the manifestation of God. In the moments before a great battle, the dialogue sets out the important lessons Arjuna must learn to change the outcome of the war he is to fight, and culminates in Krishna revealing to the warrior his true cosmic form, counselling him to search for the universal perfection of life.

    Get The Bhagavad Gita, Penguin Classics (Paperback) by Laurie L. Patton and other classic books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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  15. The Vegetarian (Hardcover) The Vegetarian (Hardcover)
    The Vegetarian (Hardcover)

    Han Kang

    ₱1,254.00

    Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize
    Featured in the New York Times selection of "15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century"

    A beautiful, unsettling novel about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul

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  16. If Cats Disappeared from the World (Hardcover) If Cats Disappeared from the World (Hardcover)
    If Cats Disappeared from the World (Hardcover)

    Genki Kawamura

    Rating:
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    ₱1,043.00

    The international phenomenon that has sold more than two million copies, If Cats Disappeared from the World is a heartwarming, funny, and profound meditation on the meaning of life.

    The young postman’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family and living alone with only his cat, Cabbage, to keep him company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can tackle his bucket list, the devil shows up to make him an offer: In exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, the postman will be granted one extra day of life. And so begins a very strange week that brings the young postman and his beloved cat to the brink of existence.

    Get If Cats Disappeared from the World (Hardcover) by Genki Kawamura and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines. 

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