Nov 12, 11
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Read from June 10 to November 10, 2011
I always attracted to history, especially if it has connection with (natural) disasters.
That's why when a book like Krakatoa: The Day The World Exploded got published, I always have an urge to read it (and whenever possible, to buy and add it into my personal library).
I mean, a book such as Krakatoa is like a perfect combo: a history book that tries to fully describe a big disaster, a catastrophe, which is widely believed has major impact and affected history of human kind, especially in the Dutch's East Indies (now Indonesia).
I heard there were two movies about the infamous Krakatau explosion in 1883, but only found one from YouTube: the now infamous "Krakatoa: East of Java". Well, I still think it is much better to read a book than see a dramatized, stressful family drama. Right?
For readers who want or plan to read the Bahasa Indonesia-translated version, I suggest you to think again. The translation quality is so bad, hard to understand and has too many errors. I wonder whether its editor(s) got sacked after this particular project.