Book Review: O

Title: O
Author: Eka Kurniawan
Published Date: March 2016
Publisher: PT Gramedia Penerbit Buku Utama
470 pages

O is a story of a female monkey that wants to get married with a king of dangdut. Absurd? Yes, as usual Eka Kurniawan again will fascinate his readers with an awesome story.

Eka still delivers his story with  lots of characters, several of them are animals such as monkeys, birds, dogs, rats and even pigs, they all will mingle and share their lives with human. Not only the characters, the plot is also unpredictable. Every time you turn into a new page, you mostly will meet a new character with  his own life story. No worries, all of these characters are quite strong, you will easily involve with them, and they  have proportional portion in the book. You just need to enjoy each of the page. Don't think too much. Let it flow. When you finish reading it, you will get a big picture of the story and feel amazed.

After reading almost all of Eka's works, I admit that I love his works. It's a well-prepared stories with strong characters, rich plot, a philosophical message, adventure and even a love story. Eka is a complete author. One of the best among Indonesian authors. No wonder if he's nominated in the Man Booker Prize 2016. He created great works. Even some people said that Eka is our next Pramoedya Ananta Tour.

Check Eka Kurniawan's website here.


ferina May 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM  

antara kasian dan pengen ketawa kalo inget si O ini ...

riana May 23, 2016 at 11:07 AM  

@ferina: hahaha.......iya tiap kali kelar baca karya Eka Kurniawan selalu perasaan jadi campur aduk :p