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Snow by Orhan Pamuk
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Jun 27, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: novel-english, favorites
Read from February 02 to March 03, 2011 — I own a copy

Apa yang menyebabkan orang bunuh diri? Jawabannya bisa bermacam-macam. Tapi satu asumsi akan muncul jika bunuh diri itu dilakukan secara beruntun oleh penduduk di suatu tempat dan dilakukan oleh orng yang memiliki ciri yang spesifik: perempuan muda yang berjilbab.

Kasus bunuh diri tersebut terjadi di sebuah kota kecil di Turki bernama Kars. Peristiwa tersebut menarik Ka, seorang penyair Turki yang lari dari negaranya karena ideologi yang dia anut: atheisme.

Pertentangan antara kaum sekuler (yang dalam buku ini diwakili oleh Ka) dengan kaum fundamentalis agama digambarkan secara gamblang dalam buku ini.

Tapi bukan hanya pertentangan antara kedua kaum tersebut yang dipaparkan oleh Orhan Pamuk, melainkan juga pertentangan batin dalam diri masing-masing dan ketakutan mereka untuk memiliki pandangan yang sama dengan kaum yang selama ini berseberangan dengan mereka.

Ka yang atheis, antara sadar dan tidak, antara terang-terangan dan tidak, merasa takut akan pikirannya yang mendamba keberadaan Tuhan:

I want a God who understands my need for solitude

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...the word atheist comes from the Greek athos. But athos doesn't refer to people who do not believe in God; it refers to the lonely ones, people whom the gods have abandoned. This proves that people can't ever really be atheists, because even if we wanted it, God would never abandoned us here...(p. 153)

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Reading Progress

02/03/2011 page 62
15.0% "this book has a very strong magnet :P" 2 comments
02/05/2011 page 86
20.0% "kenapa partai islam sering pakai kata "kesejahteraan" untuk namanya?" 2 comments
02/05/2011 page 100
23.0% "I think I'm in love with Ka :P" 2 comments
02/06/2011 page 119
28.0% "I want a God who understands my need for solitude"
02/06/2011 page 138
32.0% "every person has a star, every star has a friend, and for every person carrying a star there is someone else who reflects it, and everyone carries this reflection like a secret confidante in the heart" 4 comments
02/12/2011 page 214
50.0% "history and theater are made of the same materials. Just as in the theater, history chooses those who play the leading roles. And just as actors put their courage to the test onstage, so too do the chosen few on the stage of history"
02/13/2011 page 227
53.0% "God is fair enough to know it's not a question of reason or logic but how you live your life" 3 comments
02/13/2011 page 245
58.0% "It is not poverty that brings us so close to God"
02/14/2011 page 266
62.0% "the agony of waiting began in the muscles somewhere around the upper belly but soon spread out to the chest, the thighs, and the forehead, to invade the entire body with numbing force." 2 comments
02/15/2011 page 288
68.0% "sekarang bacanya pelan-pelan, takut cerita bagus ini cepat habis :P"
02/16/2011 page 306
72.0% "I have two souls inside my body"
02/20/2011 page 340
80.0% "life is not about principles, it's about happiness"
02/20/2011 page 355
83.0% "Happiness is finding another world to live in, a world where you can forget all this poverty and tyranny. Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world." 1 comment
02/21/2011 page 379
89.0% "people who seek only happiness never find it."
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gonk bukan pahlawan berwajah tampan jgn snowen gitu dunk :P


message 2: by Rifai (new)

Rifai  Sumaila mumpung libur ,hahaha....


message 3: by htanzil (new) - added it

htanzil baca in english ya? aku [ernah baca terjemahannya, entah kenapa macet di tengah jalan..:D


lita @Meneer: ga snowen kok, nama anjingnya Tin Tin snowy...hahaha
@Rifai: liburan mah tiap hari...hehehe...
@Mas Tanzil: iya, ini yang bahasa Inggris. sejauh ini sih ceritanya ngalir, meski musti fokus karna detil banget


message 5: by Nanny (new)

Nanny SA sepertinya menarik, ditunggu ripiunya ya :)


Beatrice Cynthia jadi penasaran sama buku ini, masukin ke list! hehe


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