The story of how this book is written is as moving as the story itself. Written while a political prisoner in a work camp - while his fellow prisoners took on his tasks so that he... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Levana Saxon
If you interested in Indonesia and love great literature, read this.
It’s a shame that the second in the series is not sold as an eBook by kindle.
The ending made me sad, but other than that it was a good read. My mother grew up in Indonesia from 1924 to 1945, so I gave it to her to read too.Published 6 months ago by Erik van Dyck
I haven't read it yet. I bought it for future reading so it might be some time before I am able to give a useable review.Published 8 months ago by BBJ
This novel was composed orally by its author, a political prisoner in Java in the 1970s. He recited the book (and three sequels) to his fellow inmates, writing it only later when... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Cammy Thomas
Too bad. But it's one of the best books (and series of books) that you will ever read anyway.
I've read a lot of well translated novels (Hesse, Camus, Tolstoy) and this... Read more
A classic by Indonesia's greatest writer.describing the early stirrings of the independence movement.it won a Nobel Prize. What more can I say?Published 12 months ago by Juliet Campbell
This book taught us a great lesson about Indonesian (Javanese more in depth) culture. I myself is an Indonesian, and I can really relate with those traits described in this book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Adoniram