3 star review, Adaptation Reviews, Book Reviews, Children's Literature, Classic, Posts in English, Roald Dahl

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… Continue reading Matilda – Roald Dahl

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1001 Books, 3 star review, Book Reviews, Classic, Drama, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Posting Bareng, Posts in English

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

4 star review, Adaptation Reviews, Book Reviews, Classic, Oscar Wilde, Plays, Posts in English, Victorian literature

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… Continue reading The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

4 star review, Adult Fiction, Book Reviews, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Gothic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Posting Bareng, Posts in Indonesian

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… Continue reading The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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]

1001 Books, 4 star review, Book Reviews, Charles Dickens, Classic, Drama, Gothic Fiction, Posts in English, Victorian literature

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

3 star review, Book Reviews, Classic, Dystopia, Posts in English, Ray Bradbury, Science Fiction

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… Continue reading Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

5 star review, Book Reviews, Classic, Inspirational, Plays, Posting Bareng, Posts in English, Thornton Wilder

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… Continue reading Our Town – Thornton Wilder

Posts in Indonesian, Reading Challenge

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… Continue reading Books in English Reading Challenge 2012 – Wrap-Up!

1001 Books, 4 star review, Anthology/Short Stories, Bilingual Reviews, Book Reviews, Charles Dickens, Classic, Drama, Victorian literature

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