Review – The Jungle Book


Title : The Jungle Book
Author : Rudyard Kipling
Translator : Anggun Prameswari
Publisher : Penerbit Atria
Published : September 2011 (Edisi ini)
Page : 239 pages
My Rating : 3/5


Bukit Batuan gempar! Mama dan Papa Serigala mengajukan seorang anak manusia untuk diasuh oleh mereka. Meskipun dengan berbagai pertentangan, Akela sang Pemimpin Serigala mengizinkannya, dengan jaminan sebuah lembu dari Bagheera, sang Macan Kumbang Hitam, dan pembelaan si Beruang Hitam Baloo, guru dari semua anak-anak serigala.Namun Shere Khan, si Harimau Pincang tidak setuju karena anak manusia itu adalah buruannya. Itulah sebabnya, Mowgli si Katak, nama anak manusia itu, harus terus belajar agar ia berhasil bertahan hidup dan mengalahkan Shere Khan.

Tetapi, saat sebagian besar kawanan serigala mengusirnya, dapatkah Mowgli bertahan sendirian?

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Review – Rebecca


Title : Rebecca
Author : Daphne du Maurier
Publisher : Arrow
Published : January 1992 by (first published 1938)
Page : 397 pages
My Rating : 4.5/5


“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…”Ancient, beautiful Manderley, between the rose garden and the sea, is the county’s showpiece. Rebecca made it so – even a year after her death, Rebecca’s influence still rules there. How can Maxim de Winter’s shy new bride ever fill her place or escape her vital shadow?

A shadow that grows longer and darker as the brief summer fades, until, in a moment of climatic revelations, it threatens to eclipse Manderley and its inhabitants completely…

Daphne du Maurier’s masterpiece weaves a special magic that no-one who reads it will ever forget.

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Review – East of Eden


Title : East of Eden
Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Published : 2001
Page : 736 pages
My Rating : 3.5/5


The masterpiece of one of the greatest American writers of all time. East of Eden is an epic tale of good vs. evil with many biblical references and parallels. The story is ultimately that of good’s triumph over evil and the human will’s ability to make that happen.

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Review – Good Wives – Istri-Istri yang Baik (Little Women #1.5)


Title : Little Women – Gadis-Gadis March (#1)
Author : Louisa May Alcott
Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Published : November 2014
Page : 416 pages
My Rating : 2/5


Gadis-gadis March––Meg, Jo, Beth, dan Amy, kini telah dewasa. Ayah mereka, Mr. March, telah pulang dengan selamat dari medan perang. Begitu pula John Brooke, kekasih Meg. Jo yang tomboi sedang belajar untuk menjadi lebih anggun. Beth semakin ramping dan pendiam, dan matanya yang indah itu selalu menyorotkan kebaikan. Sedangkan Amy, pada usia enam belas tahun, memiliki pembawaan seperti wanita dewasa. Keempat gadis March, dengan didampingi ibu mereka yang bijak, akan menemukan cinta mereka masing-masing dan menyambut masa depan.

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Review – Little Women – Gadis-Gadis March (#1)


Title : Little Women – Gadis-Gadis March (#1)
Author : Louisa May Alcott
Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Published : November 2014
Page : 376 pages
My Rating : 4.5/5


Kisah kehidupan keluarga March yang mempunyai empat orang putri, tinggal di daerah Concord, Amerika Serikat pada abad ke-19. Meg yang cantik, Jo yang tomboi, Beth yang rapuh, dan Amy yang artistik. Bersama Laurie, pemuda tetangga yang menjadi teman mereka sejak kecil, keempat gadis ini berusaha meraih impian masing-masing di tengah kondisi keluarga yang berat dan tengah ditinggal sang ayah yang harus ikut berperang.

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“Reading” Meg & Dia’s Songs

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So, this is 2015. I’m planning to read more classics this year. Not sure why, but maybe one of the reason is because lately I keep listening to Meg and Dia’s song. When I knew that some of their songs are based or inspired by books, I got all pumped and wanting to read those books, which are, mainly classics.

This is not a challenge or anything, just my personal project. So many classics out there. It made me confused which book to read first. But then I came with this idea. How about start with reading Meg and Dia’s songs? I do really enjoy their songs so much!

And, here is the list of books from songs of this band.

East of Eden – John Steinbeck / Monster — The song is inspired by Cathy Ames’ character in East of Eden

Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier / Rebecca

Mary – Vladimir Nabokov / Tell Mary

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley / Hug Me

Indiana – George Sand / Indiana

And one song that’s having similar story to a play.

The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee William / Setting Up Sunday

Well, The Glass Menagerie is an optional because I don’t really like play that much but the first five in the list I’ll definitely read them all. But I really love Setting Up Sunday so I think I’ll read it too. Wish me luck!

P.S : I’ve already halfway through East of Eden. It was one thick book and I think I gave a wrong start lol. Steinbeck’s writing is so good and beautiful but it is too repetitive. I got bored after part three, but want to finish it soon. :>

Review – Pride and Prejudice

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Title : Pride and Prejudice
Author : Jane Austen
Publisher : Project Gutenberg (e-book)
Published : August 2008 (e-book)
Page : 673 pages
My Rating : 4/5

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners–one of the most popular novels of all time–that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.

Blurb taken from goodreads

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