shadow of doubt

This book has been the buzz of purple-town the past few days:

Got these information from the book’s official website:

Published by Newsbreak, the book, the first of its kind in the country written by journalist Marites Dañguilan Vitug, will open the tightly shut windows of the Court and give the readers a glimpse of the least visible branch of government.Shadow of Doubt will introduce the public to the internal dynamics on the Court, give an idea of how the justices behave and think. The book will also provide a context to the raging controversy on the appointment of a new chief justice.

Asked why she wrote this book, Vitug replied: “I was so intrigued by the secrecy that wraps the Court, its culture of confidentiality. The Supreme Court is an important institution yet it’s not really scrutinized.”

I’m curious about the contents of the book.  I know, I know. Curiousity killed the ming ming. However, excerpts from this article further caught my attention:

Anvil Publishing, which was initially supposed to publish and distribute Shadow of Doubt through National Book Store, pulled out. xxx Vitug said, “They told me that they were advised by their lawyers against publishing the book. I understood their move. The book is controversial, after all. They must have gotten some intense reaction about it.”

Then there was another obstacle: Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco, Jr. also filed 13 counts of libel charges against Vitug just a couple of days before the book launch.

Some friends have bought the book and are reading now. The reviews are overwhelmingly ‘interesting.’

To buy or not to buy? 😀


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