One Amazing Thing


It's a sudden earthquake. Nine people are trapped in an Indian visa office somewhere in an unnamed American city. It's been 12 hours but still no help yet. No electricity, flood is coming, the roof are falling down and the food is getting less. They can do nothing about it. Nothing but fear. One of them finally comes down with an idea to distract their fear. She suggests them to tell about one personal story that never been revealed to anyone.

Each of them tells about one big moment in their life. A story that moves their heart and builds a new spirit to survive. One amazing thing that at last changes their life forever.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni never fails me. Her works are always amazing. She really is a gifted storyteller. She tells the characters in the book vividly and writes the flow of the story beautifully.

This amazing book has been translated by Penerbit Qanita (Mizan Group) on June 2011. Unfortunately I found that my book pages are not complete, some pages are missing, from page 56, it jumps to page 73. I can't return the book to the publisher and ask for a complete one since I didn't keep the purchase receipt. I had already sent an e-mail to the publisher and suggested them to be responsible for all misprinted books they produce with or without the purchase receipt. We talked about consumers' rights here but until now I still have not got any response yet. Very disappointing :(

Current Update (July 7, 2011):
I've just received an e-mail from the publisher this afternoon. They asked me to return my incomplete book and promise to send me a new complete book plus a complimentary book, wow...what a surprise, big thanks...:))

9 comments:

'IcHa' June 30, 2011 at 7:35 AM  

liat buku ini kmrn di gramed. will surely buy next month!

Ana June 30, 2011 at 4:46 PM  

Ha! jadi ini curhat mba? wkwkwk. sabar ya..

riana July 1, 2011 at 2:49 PM  

@Icha: as a fan of Chitra Banerjee's works, you're gonna love it:)

@Ana: Ehm...ini postingan two in one, review buku sekalian curhat *tarik nafas dalam2* :p

annisaanggiana July 4, 2011 at 2:14 PM  

Waaa aku juga penggemarnya Chitra Banerjee, cari ah bukunya, hehehe.. Thanks for the review!!

riana July 6, 2011 at 7:13 PM  

heii mbak annisa, thx sudah mampir, happy hunting :)

mia July 7, 2011 at 3:30 PM  

Saya penggemar Chitra juga, aduh sayang banget mbak bukunya kurang, dulu saya pernh kaya gini di Gramed langsung diganti kayaknya,mudah-mudahan dari penerbit ada tanggapan ya :)

riana July 7, 2011 at 6:51 PM  

mbak mia: berkat doamu, akhirnya hari ini ada response dari penerbit, mereka janji mau mengganti bukuku dg buku baru, yay...hehe...thanks ya:)

ferina July 26, 2011 at 3:42 PM  

wah... asyik banget... :)
aku baru aja baca buku ini.

riana July 27, 2011 at 9:58 AM  

@ferina: iya akhirnya buku pengganti plus buku hadiah datang juga, senengnya...batal emosi deh, hehe...