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One Thousand and One Arabian Nights by Anonymous
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Jan 05, 09

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Recommended to miaaa by: Sinbad
Read in January, 2009

It was supposed to be an enchanted story, about one woman who narrated stories for her King husband. And so each of her stories postponed her execution another day. And another day. And another day. However never in my brain, I'll honour a man, a King, who beheaded his newly-wed wives everyday. And yet his people called him great. Isn't it what some may analyse as a split personality syndrome?!

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Selama ini kisah 1001 malam adalah kisah yang menawarkan semua sisi eksotis timur tengah. Kisah-kisah yang tidak kalah dengan legenda perang Troya, para dewa penghuni Olympus, Tiga Kerajaan di daratan China dan sebagainya. Tapi ternyata saat dibaca dalam satu buku, sihirnya tidak sehebat yang aku harapkan. Sulit juga menyatukan nama-nama seperti al-Mutawakkil dengan Panen Mutiara [Pearl Harvest:], atau Ala al-Din, Ali Baba dan setting negara Arab dan Afrika dengan istilah Hemisphere atau Gerbang Victory. Terdengar sangat-sangat tidak cocok dan aneh.

Selain itu sulit sekali menikmati setiap cerita Shahrazad, apalagi dengan semua puji-pujian yang dia berikan kepada suaminya, Raja Shahryar dari Sasan yang diagung-agungkan. Ini seperti bertemu dengan orang berkepribadian ganda. Di satu sisi dia dianggap raja yang besar, berkuasa, hebat, adil dan sebagainya sementara di sisi lain dia membunuh setiap istri yang baru dia nikahi.
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message 1: by Lamski Kikita (new)

Lamski Kikita not really a syndrome, he's a greedy man, wants thousands of wives, and is a sexist pig.


miaaa lmao you know the reason why he beheaded his newly-wed wives each morning because he's afraid that he'll love them and they disappointed him again just like his first wife. insecure.

anyway indeed this book is such a sexist one! I've reduced one star just for that means lol


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