The Antithesis Collective is a fledgling publishing group that yearns to put out kick-ass books woven by the imagination of local writers. We are here to give awesome, deserving and aspiring-to-be-published writers a fighting chance to share their characters, stories and ideas to people (like us) who welcome new characters and stories as if they are long lost college buddies who unexpectedly showed up on their doorsteps with a couple of six packs and chips.
Favorite Books
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns is about two women, Mariam and Laila, who live in Afghanistan and whose lives become entangled because of the war. The former is from an impoverished family born out of wedlock and was sold to a shoemaker to be his bride. The latter is from a middle class family,...
Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami

Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami

My personal fixation with characters who form a story from the white walls of his/her broken, self-absorbed, protagonist bubble is at its highest when I am in my most hormonally imbalanced state. These past few weeks, seeing that my hormones are at a riot, I grew quite fond of the book Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami....
Lord of the Flies by William Golding and The Best Philippine Short Stories of the Twentieth Century (edited by Isagani R. Cruz)

Lord of the Flies by William Golding and The Best Philippine Short Stories of the Twentieth Century (edited by Isagani R. Cruz)

So what’s your favorite book? That’s one of the hardest questions to answer. I can’t choose just one – besides, majority of my books are short story collections, not really novels and novellas. I am torn between The Best Philippine Short Stories of the Twentieth Century: An Anthology of Fiction in English (edited by Isagani...
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Personally, I treat books like they’re friends. I mean, they keep me from slipping into a coma due to boredom on a regular basis, plus they take me to real and imaginary places (all expense paid, no passport required). Actually, that’s my idea of a good book: keeps boredom at bay, and takes you places,...
Waking the Dead by Scott Spencer

Waking the Dead by Scott Spencer

At first read, Scott Spencer’s Waking the Dead reads like a full-on love story between Fielding Pierce- a young and ambitious lawyer who aspires to be a prolific politician, and Sarah Williams – a devout Catholic turned social activist. It has all the makings of a tragic love story:  boy meets girl, they fall madly...