Diary of A Wimpy Kid

Curious about this book at the moment I saw it at Periplus. The title is so catchy "Diary of Wimpy Kid (A Novel in Cartoon)". Jeff Kinney, the author wrote it in a journal form completed with cute drawing. It's so hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing.

The book tells about Greg Heffley's journal. Gregg is a middle school student. This journal tells about Greg's daily life, his family, his friends, his school, all told in a very funny way from a boy's perspective. Sometimes naive, yet naughty.

This Wimpy Kid series consist of 3 books, I've read the first one, already bought the second one (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules) and ready to grab the third one (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 : The Last Straw). Can't wait to complete the whole series.

I enjoy this book a lot. Releasing my stress. So funny...funny....funny. Remind me of Bart Simpson. Get one immediately and I bet it will brighten your day.

South of the Border, West of the Sun

Another book of Haruki Murakami that make me stunned (as usual).A story of Hajime --beginning in Japanese-- has arrived at middle aged wanting for almost nothing. he already has a fine marriage, two daughters, and an enviable career as an owner of two jazz clubs. Yet a nagging sense of inauthenticity about his success threatens Hajime's happiness. And a boyhood memory of a wise, lonely girl names Shimamoto clouds his heart.

When Shimamoto shows up one rainy night, now a breathtaking beauty with a secret from which she is unable to escape the fault lines of doubt in Hajime's quotidian existence begin to give way. And the details of stolen moments past and present threaten to undo him completely. Rich, mysterious, quietly dazzling, this book is Haruki Murakami's wisest and most compelling work.

I love this book.

Slumdog Millionaire

First, I was attracted by the book "Q & A", written by Vikas Swarup (see my review here). When I heard that this book already adapted into a movie, I couldn't stand it. I sneaked out during lunchtime (again!) and watched it at Blitz GI.

The story is not quite the same as the book, there's modification here and there, but it's still entertaining. It's about Jamal Malik, an 18-yr-old-orphan from the slum of Mumbai, winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To be A Millionaire?". But the police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum, revealing where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible quizzes.

This movie is Blitz exclusive movie. So you can only watch it at Blitz. Bravo to Blitz that already play a lot of great movies.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Touchy. That's the exact word for this movie. Despite of the bizarre story. Despite of the length of the movie (almost 2,5 hour). Still I feel terribly involved with characters appear in the movie.

If people born as babies. Not for Benjamin Button. He was born as a 80-yr-old-guy and die as a baby. Too fantasizing? Yup, but....every period of Banjamin's life is described in a beautiful way. You'll enjoy it, every phase of his life, from an old guy, moving to a young and handsome guy (yeah...it's Brad Pitt after all) and end up as a baby. Dear God, I cried several times.

Since Benjamin is getting younger everyday, so he'll see his beloved people around him die one by one.

I learned a lot from this movie. I found so many wise words here. A very recommended movie.

Anne of Green Gables

If a book can warm our heart. This is it.Written by Lucy M. Montgomery in 1908, yeah...this is a classic novel and this book is translated to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Anne of Green Gables (1908-2008).

On the front page of the book cover, it is written "A classic novel that beat the selling of Harry Potter, To Kill A Mockingbird and Gone With The Wind", is the book that great? Honestly, I have to admit, yes absolutely.

It's about Anne,an 11-yr-old-orphan-girl who comes to Avonlea village due to misunderstanding. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert actually want a boy to help them taking care of their house, known as "Green Gables". But, unfortunately, the orphanage send Anne, the litttle girl with red hair.

At first, not many people like Anne, but with her cheerful act, naive behaviour and sometimes ridiculous, slowly melt Marilla and Matthew hearts. Anne also falls in love with Avonlea and Green Gables.

Anne is a girl with unlimited imagination. Everyday is full of adventures with her best friends. This story of Anne is engaging, hilarious and touchy at the same time. It will bring you entering a world full of imagination and happiness even in our hardest days.

A very recommended book.

A Fraction of the Whole

Steve Toltz is a genius. His debut novel, “A Fraction of the Whole” is absolutely awesome.

This novel is really one of the best and funniest novel I’ve ever read. Every page is enjoyable. It is full of surprises, all is unpredictable. It tells about shocking-but-hilarious moments.

It is about a father (Martin Dean) and son (Jasper Dean) story packed with humor and incident. The story starts in a prison riot and ends on a plane and there is not one forgettable episode in between. Jasper Dean recollects the extraordinary events that lead to his father, Martin Dean, his infamous criminal uncle, Terry Dean and his mysteriously absent mother, Astrid. From the Australian bush to bohemian Paris, from the jungles of Thailand to labyrinths, asylums and criminal lairs and from the high of first love to the low of failed ambition.

Once you start reading this novel, you won’t be able to put it down. You will keep laughing out loud because this book is very funny. The book is a bit thick (561 pages), but trust me, you’ll enjoy it very much since this is about an unforgettable adventure. Wildly entertaining.

Can’t wait to read Toltz next book.