Review – Fangirl

This review is about Indonesian Edition of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, so the review will be in Bahasa Indonesia. Got this book from Penerbit Spring. Thank you, Penerbit Spring! ^^

Title : Fangirl
Author : Rainbow Rowell
Translator : Wisnu Wardhana
Publisher : Penerbit Spring
Published : November 2014 (Indonesian Edition)
Page : 456 pages
My Rating : 4/5


Cath dan Wren—saudari kembarnya—adalah penggemar Simon Snow. Oke, seluruh dunia adalah penggemar Simon Snow, novel berseri tentang dunia penyihir itu. Namun, Cath bukan sekadar fan. Simon Snow adalah hidupnya!

Cath bahkan menulis fanfiksi tentang Simon Snow menggunakan nama pena Magicath di Internet, dan ia terkenal! Semua orang menanti-nantikan fanfiksi Cath.

Semuanya terasa indah bagi Cath, sampai ia menginjakkan kaki ke universitas. Tiba-tiba saja, Wren tidak mau tahu lagi tentang Simon Snow, bahkan tak ingin menjadi teman sekamarnya! Dicampakkan Wren, dunia Cath jadi jungkir balik. Sendirian, ia harus menghadapi teman sekamar eksentrik yang selalu membawa pacarnya ke kamar, teman sekelas yang mengusik hatinya, juga profesor Penulisan Fiksi yang menganggap fanfiksi adalah tanda akhir zaman.

Seolah dunianya belum cukup terguncang, Cath juga masih harus mengkhawatirkan kondisi psikis ayahnya yang labil. Sekarang, pertanyaan buat Cath adalah: mampukah ia menghadapi semua ini?

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Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children(#1)

Title : Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children(#1)
Author : Ransom Riggs
Publisher : Quirk
Published : June 2011
Page : 352 pages
My Rating : 3/5


A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.

As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

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Bandung Outing and New Books

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I know. Okay, I know I’m not really active in this blog. Actually I’m not active anywhere (except for twitter). So I’m sorry, I’ll work harder in the future to post in this blog.

Anyway, yesterday I went to Bandung for some bookish time with a friend there. It was unexpectedly quiet. The roads were pretty empty from vehicles. I guess that was because people prefer to spend their times with family and having meal together after Shalat Ied. Well, that didn’t apply to me because I’m too far away from my family :(.

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Review – Mata yang Enak Dipandang

This is a book I read in Bahasa Indonesia, so the review also goes in Bahasa Indonesia  :). Warning, this is one long review.

Title : Mata yang Enak Dipandang
Author : Ahmad Tohari
Publisher :  PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Published : 2013
Page : 215 pages
My Rating : 4/5


Buku ini merupakan kumpulan lima belas cerita pendek Ahmad Tohari yang tersebar di sejumlah media cetak antara tahun 1983 dan 1997.

Seperti novel-novelnya, cerita-cerita pendeknya pun memiliki ciri khas. Ia selalu mengangkat kehidupan orang-orang kecil atau kalangan bawah dengan segala lika-likunya.

Ahmad Tohari sangat mengenal kehidupan mereka dengan baik. Oleh karena itu, ia dapat melukiskannya dengan simpati dan empati sehingga kisah-kisah itu memperkaya batin pembaca.

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