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Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
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Dec 21, 2009

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Read in March, 2010

2.5 stars - It's refreshing to read fantasy with a setting that is closer to home than the usual medieval European world. Everything feels so familiar--the situation, the characters and their interaction, the reserved older brother, the playful younger brother. I don't know if the familiarity really comes from the fact that it has some wuxia elements in it, or it is fantasy, or it's teen romance. Or maybe a combination of the three. Reading this book just feels comfortable.

However, I'm not a big fan of fantasy stories that are mostly about meeting a string of monsters and defeating them (Percy Jackson comes to mind). And the deus-ex-machina necklace is a little too convenient.

So two and a half stars. I hope the next books have better plots.

Komentar tentang terjemahan: Terjemahannya sebenarnya secara keseluruhan cukup baik dan mengalir, tetapi ada hal-hal "kecil" yang diterjemahkan terlalu harfiah (misalnya kata ulang berlebih atau terjemahan "a/an"), yang membuatku akhirnya mengambil pensil dan mencorat-coret sana sini agar bisa membaca dengan tenang. Hal kecil, tapi jika dibenahi bisa membuat terjemahan ini lebih baik lagi. Barangkali nanti bisa kuuraikan lebih terperinci di bagian komentar.

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Reading Progress

02/27/2010 page 7
02/28/2010 page 44
11.31% "Membaca sambil memegang pensil untuk mencoret kata jamak dan terjemahan "a/an" yang berlebih."
03/01/2010 page 168
43.19% "The characters feel so familiar it's like meeting old friends."
03/06/2010 page 238
61.18% "Semestinya sudah kuduga... Ada dua kakak-beradik, apa lagi yang bisa terjadi selain ini?"
03/07/2010 page 308
79.18% "It's reaching its climax..."
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