Matilda – Roald Dahl

Once upon a time, there lived a reader. Her name was Matilda. No, Matilda wasn’t just a common reader. She began reading at the age of three, and at the age of four she devoured all newspapers and magazines she could find laying around her house, along with one cooking book that happened to be the only book in the household. Poor Matilda, being a … Continue reading Matilda – Roald Dahl

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 story starts when Nick went to East Egg district one … Continue reading The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

Bunburying—a term that indicates a double life as an excuse for absence. (Source: Wikipedia) Have you ever felt the need to escape some certain situations and create a fictitious character as your excuse? John (or “Jack”) Worthing, a landowner in Hertfordshire of twenty nine years of age, presents himself as Ernest Worthing in front of his love interest, Gwendolen Fairfax, her mother Lady Bracknell, and … Continue reading The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“Once, in my father’s bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds a way into his heart.” Semuanya bermula dari suatu pagi di awal musim panas 1945, ketika luka-luka akibat perang masih segar dan terbuka. Daniel Sempere, bocah berusia sepuluh tahun putra seorang pemilik toko buku, dibawa oleh ayahnya mengunjungi … Continue reading The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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 M. de Treville, the captain of the Musketeers. When he … Continue reading The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas [Re-read]

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 a prison-ship. This convict with a forceful threat ordered Pip … Continue reading Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 – the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns… In the time where Guy Montag lives, the job of a fireman is not to stop a building to be caught in fire, but to start the fire. It was Montag’s job, along with all firemen, to burn houses that kept books inside. Montag was a man who lived the official firemen … Continue reading Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Our Town – Thornton Wilder

Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? – every, every minute? The play I chose for LRP event this month presents the events of everyday life in a way that underscores their value and their importance. We tend to hurry up with our lives: get this and that done, and suddenly … Continue reading Our Town – Thornton Wilder

Books in English Reading Challenge 2012 – Wrap-Up!

Happy New Year 2013, semuanya! Wish you more good things and good books in this year! Tanggal 10 Februari 2012 yang lalu, saya memulai sebuah reading challenge bertajuk Books in English Reading Challenge 2012. Sebenarnya ini proyek pribadi sih, supaya dalam sebulan setidaknya ada satu buku berbahasa Inggris yang saya baca. Sasaran dibikinnya reading challenge ini sebenarnya buat mereka-mereka yang belum terbiasa membaca buku berbahasa … Continue reading Books in English Reading Challenge 2012 – Wrap-Up!

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 bahwa ia luar biasa kikir, adalah bahwa ia membenci Natal. … Continue reading A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens, and The Classics Club’s December meme