It was a little before 12 midnight. My night lamp was on, I was lying comfortably in bed, my head elevated with my stacked pillows, and my face covered with a facial mask. I had the book in my hand with every intention to finish it before I call it a day. I just read through the first few paragraphs and already I was laughing, but since I had a facial mask on and my roomies were already sleeping, I did my damnedest to suppress my laugh — bad call. The effort soon had me suffering from a coughing fit, my throat burned, my eyes watered, and there’s a big possibility I have woken up my roomie. So much for trying to keep the noise down huh. This happened when I started reading the first book of one my favorite bloggers, Glentot of Wickedmouth, entitled “Unang Putok.”
Earlier that evening I claimed the book from Glenn when I met up with him and Christian at CBTL. I bought three copies, the other two I’m giving away as gifts to some friends. I took the opportunity to have my picture taken with Glenn so I asked Christian to do me the favor. Not only did I get a picture with the author, I also had my book signed. To my delight, it also bore the autograph of the illustrator, Sir Mots of Teacher’s Pwet! Isn’t it amaaaazing!
The first thing that Glenn asked me is if I’d ever write a review, he hopes it wouldn’t be too harsh. Well even if I wanted to be harsh I wouldn’t do that to him, I’m a fan so I’m bias! Besides, there was nothing to be bitchy about the book, I swear to you the 200 pesos was so worth it. As promised I read the book cover to cover and I didn’t get a shut eye until I finished it.
The book chronicles the adventures and misadventures of the author, including the colorful personalities in his life like his childhood friend, Khikhi, his aunt whom he likes to call, Sasha Fierce, his mom, Doris, Lola Siony, among others. If you are a fan of his blog, you will definitely love this book because it promises non-stop entertainment, which made Glentot one of the most popular humor bloggers around. The book is absolutely funny, wicked, naughty, a real page-turner, and will sure have you wishing that it didn’t have to end.
Some of the stories even have funny illustrations by Sir Mots: Majority of the stories are new, while a few had been republished as they were previously posted on Wickedmouth. My absolute favorite is the story of his friend, Benjamin. No spoiler here so you gotta grab your own copy.
Unang Putok will be available at the National Bookstore starting the 12th of November and there will also be a book launch on the 16th. If you want to get advanced copies though, just visit Wickedmouth’s FB page.
Go ahead, grab a hold of your own Unang Putok book, and when you do be sure to spread the happiness around.