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 3 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 8 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 9 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 10 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 13 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 14 months ago by Adoniram