"Kamu ingin cinta tapi takut jatuh cinta. But you know what? kadang-kadang kamu harus terjun dan jadi basah untuk tahu air, Che. Bukan cuma nonton di pinggir dan berharap kecipratan"
(Excerpt from Madre (Menunggu Layang-layang) by Dee)

Dee is back with her newest compilation consisting of 13 fictions and poems. I don't read many book written by Indonesian writers but Dee is different. I love almost all of her works. Her stories are unique, complex and delivered in a smart way. I enjoy the character, the theme, the conversation and all.

Read the first story Madre. It's about a guy who was suddenly inherited an old and almost close down bakery from his unknown grandpa. Here it goes the struggle of the vintage bakery and how it survives against a lot of modern bakeries in Jakarta. The characters and the plot itself are very strong. I could even smell the bread baking aroma. No wonder that after finishing the story, I feel that I want to have my own bakery *dream*:) One of the best short story ever.

Apart from Madre, I also love Menunggu Layang-layang, it's a simple yet sweet love story. While other writings are not so special, I still prefer Recto Verso to Madre.

This book has already been published by Penerbit Bentang on June 2011.


f3r1n4 July 25, 2011 at 9:17 AM  

menyesal gak beli ini kemarin di cibubur junction
padahal lagi discount 20%

btw, bukunya udah sampai. makasih :)

riana July 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM  

@ferina: menurutku buku ini ga terlalu spesial kok, yg bagus cuma cerpen Madre, yg lainnya biasa aja, tp kalo penasaran boleh kok pinjem bukuku atau mau sekalian dibeli?.. *ketagihan jualan* hehe...

ferina July 26, 2011 at 1:19 PM  

mau dijual? hmmm.. boleh2... :D
hahaha.. ketagihan kan???

ada lagi buku yang mau dijual?

riana July 27, 2011 at 9:52 AM  

@ferina: iya beneran ketagihan nih, hehe...nanti aku e-mail ya buku2 apalagi yg mau dijual.. :D