The Travelogue

Currently we can find a lot of travel books invading the bookshops. Some books are very good, written in a very detail way and also very informative. But some others are sometimes a bit poor. Instead of getting new insight about some places, I usually finish the book and feel disappointed. Moral of the story: I need to be really careful before deciding to buy a travel book (or all books?).

I read several travelogues lately, here are the three of them:

TRAVEL IN LOVE
Reading the synopsis of the book at the back cover is really tempting. It is said that this is a travel book written by two lovers, Liang Lu and Li Qi, who resigned from their jobs as a journalist in order to focus on their romantic journey. They visited 60 cities, 14 provinces and other areas in China.

Since it is said that they were formerly journalists, I was quite sure that I was going to love the book. But I don't know. I don't enjoy the book. I tried to finish it but at last I gave up. Put the book back to the bookshelf:(

THE JOURNEYS
I love the idea, 12 writers wrote about their journeys. So we will have 12 different stories written by Trinity, Raditya Dika, Adhitya Mulya, Valiant Budi, and many more. But 12 writers have their own style of writing and also their writing ability are different one another. Therefore I found that some stories are engaging while others are so-so. Perhaps it takes special writer to make an interesting travel story, who knows?

THE NAKED TRAVELER 3
I guess Trinity is one of the best travel writer in Indonesia. She always delivers her travel story vividly. She succeeds in making people leave their comfortable zone, save some money, take their leaves and go around the globe. This is her 3rd book, still telling about her travel experience, some of the stories have been posted in her website, it seems that there are always places to go and places to tell. Worrying gets you nowhere that what she believes and I definitely agree on that.

6 comments:

mia June 10, 2011 at 8:30 PM  

Wah maunya saya beli mbak, yang Travel in Love tapi masih ragu-ragu, baca postingan ini jadi ga jadi deh, hehehe. The Journeys covernya bagus!

riana June 10, 2011 at 10:17 PM  

@mia: berarti bisa hunting buku2 lain mbak, ditunggu review2 selanjutnya :)

sikiky June 10, 2011 at 10:22 PM  

belum datang pesanan gue 2 pertama itu...*Bonsai juga belon kelar sih*

riana June 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM  

@kiky: Wuihhhh...mumpung liburan pesen buku terus nih kayaknya...*ga sabar nunggu reviewnya* :))

'IcHa' June 14, 2011 at 2:07 PM  

Trinity emang 'klik' banget ya mbak Naked Traveller nya... :D

riana June 16, 2011 at 2:04 PM  

@icha: iya...tulisan Trinity itu ringan, menghibur tapi tetap informatif..:)