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Scoring The Book: Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan

While I did mention that this blog will feature reviews and news about things that I love, sometimes inspiration kicks in and makes you want to post something different. And therefore the Special Feature category was created, which I’ll be using for blog posts that can’t be classified under news or reviews. Initially, I wanted my first Special Feature to be about the battle of the Snow White reboots, which I will post in due time. However, as I started on my book group‘s August Book of the Month, I couldn’t resist creating this post after reading its first 39 pages. And I hope it won’t be the last. But do allow me some time to give you an idea where I got this Special Feature.

Scoring The Book is a regular post of a friend of mine, Meann, who blogs about books and other stuff on The Girl Who Read and Other Stories. In that feature, she would post videos of songs that she feels appropriate for certain scenes while reading a book. The idea, which Meann recognizes may have been done before and countless times already, felt great and I wanted to do the same thus prompting this post, which I hope you’ll enjoy. For my first Scoring The Book feature, I have chosen Who Are You by The Who.

The reason why I chose this song is because of what I have read so far about Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan, which is a crime/mystery novel. As I started reading, the staging of its first few chapters reminded me a lot about Crime Scene Investigation or CSI. There was a time when I was obsessed with that show; Gil Grissom is perhaps one of my favorite TV characters of all time. Reading the book reminded me so much of it and that song, which became the show’s opening theme, kept playing in my head. Unfortunately, because of the series’ many character shifts and spin-offs, I have somewhat lost interest. Smaller and Smaller Circles reminded me of how much I loved the series. I can only guess that F.H. Batacan is also a fan and the book is such a fitting tribute, and I dare say, even cooler than the series. I mean, two Jesuit priests who are also forensic anthropologists? It cannot get any better than that.

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