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Sunday, March 23, 2014

ALI SHAW: The Girl with Glass Feet (Gadis dengan Kaki dari Kaca)

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Banyak hal aneh terjadi di Kepulauan St. Hauda. Binatang-binatang putih yang sebenarnya tidak albino, burung-burung yang bisu, dan lanskap rawa-rawa yang selalu tertutup salju. Di sini Ida bertemu dengan dengan Midas dan jatuh cinta. Di kepulauan ini Ida mencari kesembuhan atas tubuhnya yang bermetamorfosis dengan aneh, tubuh Ida perlahan-lahan berubah menjadi kaca, dimulai dari kakinya.

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I love this book. I love everything about it, the title, the story, the plot, the hero and heroine, how they interact in an awkward way, everything. I can read the way Shaw is thinking about the world through this story. It is very detailed and hopeless romantic. It is also very unique written. He wrote the story that anyone would never ever trying to write.

What I love the most about this book is the philosophy I capture. That anything strange might happen in this world and we don’t need to know the reason why. Some bad things also sometimes just need to be accepted rather than to fight. We name it “fate”. I think not many people understand this. Yes, that is because Shaw wrote the unwritten. Or may be this is just my personal favorite literature? I have no idea. I just love it.

At the ending, I do not cry, I just, you know, feeling uneasy. Kind of feeling sad mixed with happiness for Ida-Midas that they made it until it ends. At least they did a right thing, took the last chance to love each other.
    
Shaw wrote this story beautifully yet creepy. I love his work. I love it. I do not count how many “love” I typed in this review. I feel like I need to find The Man Who Rained also. Due to I read Indonesian edition, thanks to Tanti Lesmana, the translator, who was doing a great job. She translated this story as beautiful as the original edition.

And I am also looking forward for his third novel. Good luck, Shaw! Shit, I really love it! 


ANNESYA

5 comments:

  1. mak jadi pengin bacaaaa.... *lirik tumpukan buku

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  2. I haven't read the book yet, but I'm look forward to read it :)

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  3. I haven't read the book yet, but I'm looking forward to read it :)

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  4. Kagak ada hubungannya sama midas yg jd emas kan? fantasi hemmm

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  5. Hahahaha... ini sih bukan review, tapi surat cinta buat penulisnyaaa :))
    Belum selesai baca, baru separo. Tapi emang bener, Shaw patut diacungin empat jempol atas bawah krn deskripsi setting lokasinya. Seolah2 St Hauda's Land beneran ada. Eh ada bener gak seh? :p

    Btw, aku gak sengaja ngintip lembar2 belakang dan sepertinya diriku terancam galau gara2 kenangan yang terkoyak kembali oleh suatu adegan di novel ini :((

    Tidaaaaak! *nyemplung sumur*

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satu tambah satu, kenapa harus sama dengan dua? Maksudku apa itu arti "satu"??? Oh Well, math! The logic that never explain its logical reason! So, just leave your comment bellow, I prefer to use MODERATION comment mode. Just making sure I read the comment one by one :))

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