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Betapa Sabari menyayangi Zorro. Ingin dia memeluknya sepanjang waktu. Dia terpesona melihat makhluk kecil yang sangat indah dan seluruh kebaikan yang terpancar
darinya. Diciuminya anak itu dari kepala sampai ke jari-jemari kakinya yang mungil. Kalau malam Sabari susah susah tidur lantaran membayangkan bermacam rencana
yang akan dia lalui dengan anaknya jika besar nanti. Dia
Paperback, 412 pages
Published May 2015 by Bentang
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Wan Faizuddin
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've been mesmerised by reading Andrea's Laskar Pelangi 8 years ago. Since then, never missed to read any of his books.

I may now declare that Andrea is my favourite fiction author, and this book of his, Ayah did not fail to deliver his literary magic with words.

Andrea is the few author to make any common life of a town folk in a deserted island to be heroic in the most entertaining way possible.
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
we learn to love and falling in love no matter what and how by this beautifully written story. fascinating and sweet.
Willyandi Tairas
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Having good laugh on some pages and goosebumps on the last pages.
Sabari is the man who literally has incredible level of patience throughout his life that sometimes I wonder if a man like him truly exists. But then his patience towards Marlena is what empowers this book. Marlena as someone who's quite annoying throughout the book however turned out as the one who makes us love her character in the end. And in my opinion, Zorro/Amiru, Sabari's son in the end of the book has inspired me or maybe e
Marshanette Regina
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-books
"You know someone is special to you when you're literally captivated by them in even the little moments. The slightest thing they say or do, is like watching the universe unfold. And nothing else matters in those moments." -- Sungguh jenaka bagi Sabari yang ingin melihat sandal jepit Marlena saja sudah cukup untuk melepas rindunya. Daripada kamu, yang punya istri atau suami di rumah, yang setiap malam sabtunya dijemput kekasih, mampu mengucap cinta tanpa ragu, berkesempatan dicintai balik oleh y ...more
Junius Andria
This book was pretty awesome. Story about the man and his love. And teached me, how love can be 'a strong power' in poor condition and poor live. It will give big support for father or in Bahasa Indonesia we called 'Ayah', like as this book's title, Ayah do something more than his power just becouse he has love, big love to his son and his woman.
Mar 26, 2016 rated it liked it
I put high expectation on Hirata and this book as what he did give me for Rainbow Troops. For me, personally, the plot is way too long and going round and round - not a page turner at all. It got me so bored that I had to gave myself a little push to finish it. But for you who wants a light and a non-pressure sort of book, this might be for you.
Waode Heni
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It's been ages not to read his masterpiece... but damn I still enjoy every bit of the story. Laughing out loud then bursting in tears in seconds. Fall in hate then fall in love with a character *I don't wanna mention the name*. I hate Andrea Hirata! X'(
Serleena Ivaño sancia
Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
i've never seen this kind of love story. sabari taught me how love should be sincere without expecting any reward Andrea Hirata ...more
Chaterine Gunawan
Sep 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book has reminded me a lot about many things, esepecially about my Father. This book also has influenced me in many ways. A truly endearing story. Recommended for everyone who wants to know about the beauty of a Father's love.
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What fascinate me the most is the chosen words. The language still the same, Indonesia, but the depiction of silly, blunt, mesmerizing words that really hit me in the sweet spot but like a truck. This melodramatic overbearing fictional father scars me and shame me for how I really am, deep inside. The way the comedic timing just diabolical and effective in delivering a slice of life of humble story without trying too hard. A cesspool maelstrom of love from sabari toward his crush just ... heartb ...more
Santi Azzahrah
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jeremy Randolph
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
this is my favorite book from Andrea Hirata's work (even though i haven't read all of his work).
it is very-very simple and naive, it slaps us effortlessly.
a humanistic story about a simple love from a loving father.
had a really-really good time reading it,
will definitely read it again in the future.
Silviany Chandra
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
For me this book is so heartwarming. I don't know that someone could love someone else that much. Not only the main character, but also the other character such as the son, the best friend, and so on.
Chairumi Tyas
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
This book has given me a clear feeling of love and loving. I like Andrea's writing, it seems like he's got that Rainbow-Troops-vibe all over again: making (an actually) sad story into series of sentences which makes can't help but smile when reading.
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I dont know how to discribe this book.
you cant imagine the end of story till you read it
in this book, Andrea Hirata wrote some different stories, but at eventually the stories become one ending.
great job!
jessie monika
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wonderfully pathetic, sad and touching at the same time. Been hooked since the first page, dunno why I didn’t read it right after i bought it. One thing for sure, Andrea hasn’t lost his magic in writing something like this.
Sifra Niwan
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding, heart-warming, touching stories about a love of a father and importance of family. The storyline could get you lost but i think that's where the fun is! Why? Cause it got the readers to bear in mind what happened in the previous chapters and connects it with the currently read chapter.
Moh. Nazmudin
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
It is funny story about a (young) man
My best part was when the young boy tried to help his love by changing small note before having math exam.
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Apapun judul buku yang menggunakan kata "Ayah" pasti akan selalu mendapat nilai tambah dari saya. Termasuk buku ini. My favorit word and one of my favorite writer, could not ask for more!
Agung Sanggabuana
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant writing. This book also touching, will made you remember your family, especially your father.
Aria Mubaroq
Oct 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ariahrdsyh_
Nice book
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So charming....
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's a great book in my opinion, combining poetry with a story of loss. How life goes on, how love goes on.
Cut Keumala
Jun 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Andrea Hirata always makes a reader like me feel grateful. Because the character in the story he told was simple, kind, a fighter to his/her life.
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I laughed. Then I cried. Such a nice book. As always, Andrea Hirata did an amazing job.
Mela Ekasari
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: have-a-copy
Love the story & love how Andrea Hirata wrote this story. I'm laughing all the time reading this book while it's supposed to be a sad story. Great job! ...more
Balqis K
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pretty good read
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Funny yet gives a strong message
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
love it
Nirwana Ellen Nora
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This broke my heart.
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