It's not quite as journalistic as I expected, the stories often have some editorialized comments regarding morality. But once I got over that, I found it pretty enjoyable. A bit of probably unintended hilarity with the juxtaposition of cheerfully bucolic 1960s Manila with the grisly crimes told hire. Knifings at ice-cream parlors and hooligans fighting over bowling competitions. You couldn't make this stuff up.