Review – Bonus Track


Title : Bonus Track
Author : Koshigaya Osamu
Translator : Andry Setiawan
Publisher : Penerbit Haru
Published : Oktober 2014
Page : 380 pages
My Rating : 3.5/5


Aku sendiri pun terkejut. Aku tidak pernah berpikir akan menjadi hantu dan bergentayangan.

Kusano Tetsuya bekerja di sebuah restoran hamburger besar di kotanya. Suatu malam, saat ia pulang kerja sambil mengendarai mobilnya, ia menjadi saksi tabrak lari. Sebuah mobil sport hitam melaju dengan kencang, meninggalkan seorang pemuda bertubuh kecil tergeletak di jalanan di tengah hujan.

Kusano mencoba untuk menolong pemuda itu, bahkan sampai memberikan napas buatan. Namun semua sudah terlambat. Semalam suntuk ia harus memberikan pernyataan di kantor polisi.

Gara-gara itu, Kusano demam tinggi dan bahkan berhalusinasi. Pemuda korban tabrak lari itu muncul di kamarnya, tidur-tiduran di atas sofanya, dan bahkan berbuat usil!

Tapi, apa itu benar-benar hanya halusinasi? Halusinasi itu sendiri sih mengaku kalau ia adalah hantu….

Kadang bonus track itu sendiri malah lebih baik dibandingkan dengan keseluruhan album.

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A Tale for the Time Being

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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.


Have you ever feel like want to commit a suicide?
Have you ever feel like your life is a shit and you just want to throw it all away?

If you’d never feel like that, be grateful. Because Nao had already experienced it all. And she’s here to tell us how it feels like.

Nao, our narrator here is only 14 years old when she moved to Tokyo from her favorite place, Sunnyvale. But life wasn’t smooth like in Sunnyvale. They lived under a really hard circumstances, which is also put them into the state of poverty. Nao also became victim of extremely horrible bullying in her new school and she has no friends. That said, bullying in Japan is worse than any other place. Actually, the cause of her family moving was because her father lost his job in a…

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