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Hanya satu yang diinginkan Lama dalam hidup ini: mendatangi Sungai Penyembuhan. Sosok dan pandangan hidup Lama dari Tibet itu membuat Kim terkesan. Dia pun mengajukan diri menjadi chela - murid - untuk mengiringi perjalanannya.

Namun, perjalanan spiritual tersebut disusupi sebuah rencana spionase. Sepanjang perjalanan, Kim harus mengerahkan segala upaya untuk mengelakkan La
Paperback, 454 pages
Published June 2011 by Bentang (first published October 1901)
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S. Daisy I gave the book four stars. It was very good, and gives you a much deeper insight into Indian culture.
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Kenneth Miller hypnotism. But Kim has a strong mind and Lurgan Sahib is unable to influence Kim's mind to make him see what he suggests. Kim grounds himself in…morehypnotism. But Kim has a strong mind and Lurgan Sahib is unable to influence Kim's mind to make him see what he suggests. Kim grounds himself in reality.
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Henry Avila
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kim , 13, a lonely, British orphan boy, born in India, his widowed father, was in Queen Victoria's army, but he died, a hopeless, pathetic, drunk. Kim's full name is Kimball O'Hara, the poorest of the poor, who lives mostly, in the slum streets of Lahore, the Punjab (now part of Pakistan). Sometimes the child, stays with an old Indian woman, addicted to opium, naturally, he prefers the outside, begging for money, trying to stay alive and surviving, day to day... Later meeting a strange Lama, fro ...more
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inglese, india
Romanzo per ragazzi, e per adulti. Lettura per tutti.
Romanzo picaresco, quindi d’avventura, di viaggio.
Ma anche romanzo di spionaggio, racconto mistico, d’iniziazione…
Romanzo intriso di speranza, di fiducia nella possibilità, un inno alla gioia: è gioia leggerlo e gioia è quella che comunica e trasmette.


Il suo nome completo è Kimball O’Hara: è l’orfano di un sergente irlandese che ha sposato in India la governante della famiglia di un colonnello inglese, sua ma
Michael Finocchiaro
Although somewhat drowned in Orientalist ideals and British colonialism, Kim is an exciting tale of espionage and adventure for kids of all ages 9 to 99. It is an exciting read. I just with that Kipling had been a little less bigoted towards the Empire. Nonetheless, probably the peak of his writing for children at least in terms of character and plot development and complexity.
Dec 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kim served as inspiration for my novel "The Game", the seventh entry in the Mary Russell series. Feel free to come and join in the discussion, even if you come across this after December has passed--the discussion will remain open indefinitely for new thoughts and comments. Click for more information about the Virtual Book Club

Oh, this is such a wonderful book. Coming-of-age tale and historical treatise; spy thriller and travel narrative; rousing adventure coupled with a sleek and subtle tale
“There is no sin so great as ignorance. Remember this.”
― Rudyard Kipling, Kim


This is one of those novels that I read and instantly regreted not reading earlier when I was a boy. I was able, however, to experience reading this with my two kids (one boy 12; one girl 11). It was perfect. I wandered into it expecting a well-written, more or less Empire-centric Colonial novel. It was way more than that. I get the whole Postcolonial Lit thing, but I'm not ready to abandon Kim to this debate or even t
This coming of age tale had a lot of charm in many spots, but too often was a bit slow for my tastes. Kim O’Hara is a 12-year old orphan in Lahore in the 1850’s, child of an Irish soldier and Indian mother. Despite the loss of both parents he thrives well as a street urchin, always finding a way to make himself useful to community members or to engage sympathy from strangers and thus able to earn or beg his daily keep. His life opens up when he assists a Tibetan lama on a pilgrimage and joins hi ...more
While it is one of the most beautiful tales of friendship I have ever read, Kim is much more. Rudyard Kipling created in Kim a novel in the mold of the classic heroic journey that has a pedigree reaching back to Gilgamesh and the Odyssey. With Kim, a young white boy, sahib, at it's center and his friend and mentor the Lama, we see the world of India in the nineteenth century as it is ruled by Great Britain. The story unfolds against the backdrop of The Great Game, the political conflict between ...more
Riku Sayuj
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It was all there in Kipling, barring the epilogue of the Indian inheritance. A journey to India was not really necessary. No writer was more honest or accurate; no writer was more revealing of himself and his society. He has left us Anglo-India; to people these relics of the Raj we have only to read him.

We find a people conscious of their roles, conscious of their power and separateness, yet at the same time fearful of expressing their delight at their situation: they are a
Aug 08, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
You know those books that you know from the very first page, you’re going to love it… this wasn’t that. You know those other books that start out slow and it takes you awhile, but soon you find yourself hooked? Nope, this was not one of those either.

In fact, I made it through the entire book without every really feeling invested in any way, shape or form. I persevered only because I started it a few months ago and gave it up, then restarted it, convinced I’d get through it. It’s one of Kipling’
Mar 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
“We'd go down to the river
And into the river we'd dive
Oh down to the river we'd ride”

That’s Bruce Springsteen, not Rudyard Kipling. All the mentions of The River just reminds me of this song.

So Kim is all about the adventures of a young Irish boy, Kimball O'Hara, in British colonial India. Kim starts off as a Tom Sawyer-ish, or Bart Simpson-esq, little scamp. One day he encounters an elderly Tibetan Lama and volunteers to become his disciple in order to go adventuring on the monk’s pilgrimage
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist.

Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). His poems include Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), The Gods of the Copybook Headings (1919), The White Man's Burden (1899), and If— (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in
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