Simple Miracles

Title: Simple Miracles Doa dan Arwah
Author: Ayu Utami
Publisher: Gramedia, 2014
177 pages

This is the first book in Seri Spiritualisme Kritis written by Ayu Utami. If you love Trilogi Si Parasit Lajang--Cerita Cinta Enrico--Pengakuan Eks Parasit Lajang, you will enjoy this one as well since all stories based on author's true story. 

This book is actually made to commemorate the 40th day of the author's mother death but she finally finished it on the 100th day of her mother's death instead. The central story of this book is about author's mother. Look at the first sentence in chapter one: Hal yang paling menakutkanku adalah ibu mati. Yes, author describes her beloved mother in details thus we can feel how close they were and how warm and affectionate her mother was. 

As stated in the title, this book delivers the idea on prayers and spirits. Author introduces us to her nephew that has sixth sense to see something that other people can't see. In her witty way, author also tells about her sick father, her fat aunty and skinny aunty who like to tell about 'unreliable' ghost stories, and  her bother and sisters who like to 'bully' her since she's the youngest in the family therefore although the topic is quite serious but the story is delivered in such a fun way. Instead of feeling scared, you will even smile for several parts of the story.

If you need a simple yet interesting book to read, I guess this one will work well to accompany you on weekend.  

2 comments:

miamembaca February 21, 2015 at 9:56 AM  

Awwww, you go girls!! Saya ikut bangga baca postingan ini, Mbak Rianaa :)

Salam kenal dari saya ya buat mereka ;)

riana February 22, 2015 at 9:31 PM  

auntie mia: thank you, love and hugs from the girls:)