Dec 26, 2016

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4/5 would read again.

I can't believe I hate everyone in this book. I really really hate every one of them. That's probably what makes The Girl on the Train interesting. I dropped my jaw several times while reading this book.

I like how Hawkins put together every piece of mystery in this book. I got to keep guessing until about 85% of the book, where it became clear.

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Lelaki Harimau

Lelaki HarimauLelaki Harimau by Eka Kurniawan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5/5 would read again.

Memang sialan Eka Kurniawan itu. Memang sialan juga otak ini. Sudah berkali-kali dibilang jangan menilai buku dari halaman depannya. Itu termasuk halaman-halaman awal, yang ternyata di Lelaki Harimau ini, bikin salah kaprah.

Lha, kirain ini buku ngomongin kisah supranatural penuh misteri yang ujung-ujungnya bikin bulu kuduk berdiri.

Tapi perlu digarisbawahi juga bahwa dengan nggak ngomongin hal-hal supranaturil penuh misteri, Lelaki Harimau tetap mbikin bulu kuduk berdiri. Gimana enggak? Lelaki Harimau menjelaskan dengan cara Eka Kurniawan yang muter-muter, bahwa hidup itu memang muter-muter. Nggak lurus doang. Kompleks. Sebab tidak langsung berakhir akibat. Kadang akibat itu akhir dari sebab yang tertimbun-timbun sejak dulu, bahkan sering sampai lupa awalnya dimana.


Margio menjadi karakter favorit, karena hebat dia, bisa menahan emosi sebegitu membuncahnya. Sementara tokoh lain yang juga tak kalah menariknya adalah Nuraeni, yang ketangguhannya bikin iri.


Ini buku bikin pengen refleksi hidup.

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Aug 15, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3/5 would read again.

It did feel good to be back to Hogwarts after all these years. I won't proclaim myself as a potterhead but this was my most anticipated book in 2016. I also went to the launch party and queued since the early morning of July 31st to get this book. I didn't read the book straight away, though. There was an anxiety. I was afraid that this book would disappoint (not to mention that work stuff was also on the way), so I delayed reading this.

And when I finally finished this book, there were so many feelings I felt.

OK. So I said before that it did feel good to be back at Hogwarts again.

AND. It felt heartwarming as well. To know that those characters I adore so much are still there, living their life, becoming adults, sending their kids off to school.........

BUT. The entirety of this story is weird to me. I grinned in some parts, hell I even winced. I was hoping for a more adventurous story, but I think this is as adventurous as an epilogue story would be. I have to say that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has a perfect ending, that it is unnecessary to write another epilogue about Harry Potter. Maybe this story works better on stage. I just don't like it written as a book. Or maybe it's just me who doesn't like my favorite characters evolving into more mature characters.

Aside from what is actually inside, the whole Harry Potter is back vibe was really nice and I really appreciate it. Thank you, JK Rowling.

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Nov 9, 2015

Dilan: Dia Adalah Dilanku Tahun 1990

Dilan: Dia Adalah Dilanku Tahun 1990Dilan: Dia Adalah Dilanku Tahun 1990 by Pidi Baiq
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3/5 stars


Bacanya bikin senyum-senyum sendiri dan juga bikin constantly bilang "ih apaan sih" (lebih karena iri dan menganggap hidup ini kurang adil. hehehe).
Bahasa yang dipakai ringan banget! Bacanya jadi cepet. Tapi begitu mulai paruh kedua buku, rasanya sedikit bosan juga. Mungkin karena kejutan-kejutannya sudah habis dipakai di paruh pertama buku. Jadi ih apaan sih-nya jarang keluar lagi dari mulut pas baca bagian itu.

Overall sih oke. Cocok buat dibaca sore-sore hari Minggu lagi nungguin hujan turun.



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