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The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby portrays the life of thriving generation of 1920s America in high splendor and endless glittering parties. Nick Carraway, the narrator, was a bond man who recently moved to New York and resides in the West Egg district of Long Island, and was neighbor to one young rich man named Jay Gatsby. The… Continue reading The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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1001 Books, 4 star review, Adventure, Alexandre Dumas, Book Reviews, Classic, Drama, Historical Fiction, Posts in English, Young-Adult

The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas [Re-read]

If you seek for action and adventure in classic literature, then The Three Musketeers might be an excellent choice. Despite the title, The Three Musketeers centers on the journey of the young Gascon, d’Artagnan, to be one of the King’s Musketeers. An incident with a gentleman in Meung made him lost his recommendation letter to… Continue reading The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas [Re-read]

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Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Mind you—this will be a long review. Young Pip was a poor orphan, to begin with. He lived in the marsh country with his old sister and her husband, Joe Gargery the blacksmith. One Christmas day, by the tombstone of his father and mother and brothers on the churchyard, he met an escaped convict from… Continue reading Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

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Therese Raquin – Émile Zola

[Review in Bahasa Indonesia and English]Sebuah novel klasik yang diberi judul nama seorang perempuan – misalnya Jane Eyre, Anne of Green Gables, atau Emma, biasanya mengisahkan perjuangan atau perkembangan karakter yang dialami si tokoh utama dalam hidupnya. Tapi buku ini tidak menceritakan tentang perjuangan ataupun perkembangan karakter seperti yang diceritakan dalam tiga buku diatas.Therese Raquin… Continue reading Therese Raquin – Émile Zola

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A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens, and The Classics Club’s December meme

[Review in Bahasa Indonesia and English (plus the answer to The Classics Club’s December meme question!)] A Christmas Carol mungkin adalah cerita Natal yang paling diingat sepanjang masa, kecuali kisah tentang kelahiran Juruselamat itu sendiri. Ebenezer Scrooge adalah seorang pria tua yang hidup di London di era Victoria. Satu fakta mencengangkan mengenai Mr. Scrooge selain… Continue reading A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens, and The Classics Club’s December meme

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Gulliver’s Travels to Lilliput and Brobdingnag – Jonathan Swift

[Review in Bahasa Indonesia and English] Ketika mendengar “Gulliver’s Travels”, yang terbayang di benak orang pastilah sesosok pria yang terjebak di Negeri Lilliput. Namun sesungguhnya, buku Gulliver’s Travels sendiri terdiri dari empat kisah perjalanan, sebagai berikut: A Voyage to Lilliput A Voyage to Brobdingnag A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan A Voyage… Continue reading Gulliver’s Travels to Lilliput and Brobdingnag – Jonathan Swift

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Nineteen-Eighty Four – George Orwell

[Review in Bahasa Indonesia and English] “Kalau kamu ingin potret tentang masa depan itu, bayangkanlah sepatu bot yang menginjak wajah manusia—selama-lamanya.” Selamat datang di Oceania. Tempat dimana Bung Besar berkuasa. Tempat dimana PERANG IALAH DAMAI, KEBEBASAN ADALAH PERBUDAKAN, dan KEBODOHAN IALAH KEKUATAN. Tempat dimana segala gerak-gerikmu diawasi oleh teleskrin. Tempat dimana perbendaharaan kata dalam bahasa… Continue reading Nineteen-Eighty Four – George Orwell

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

To Christopher John Francis Boone, a mathematically gifted boy of fifteen with Asperger's syndrome, his mind is sometimes like a machine, like a bread-slicing machine that isn’t working fast enough but the bread keeps coming and there is a blockage. Christopher knows all the countries in the world and their capitals and every prime number… Continue reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

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Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy, Simplified Version

[Review in Bahasa Indonesia and English] Berangkat dari kehidupan pernikahan yang tidak bahagia, wanita bangsawan yang cantik dan cerdas Anna Karenina terpikat oleh pesona Count Vronsky, seorang perwira militer yang gagah dan tampan. Mereka pun jatuh dalam perzinahan, sesuatu yang juga dilakukan Oblonsky, kakak laki-laki Anna, terhadap istrinya Dolly. Cerita bergulir dengan menguraikan perkembangan hubungan… Continue reading Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy, Simplified Version

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The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

Pemuda lima belas tahun Michael Berg, ditolong oleh seorang perempuan tak dikenal ketika muntah-muntah di jalan Bahnhofstrasse akibat penyakit kuning. Ia begitu terkesan akan pertemuannya dengan perempuan yang berumur dua kali usianya itu, sehingga ia kembali ke pintu rumah perempuan itu dan merasakan ketertarikan fisik ketika ia melihat si perempuan berganti pakaian. Singkat cerita, Michael… Continue reading The Reader – Bernhard Schlink