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The Architecture of Love

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New York mungkin berada di urutan teratas daftar kota yang paling banyak dijadikan setting cerita atau film. Di beberapa film Hollywood, mulai dari Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail hingga Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, New York bahkan bukan sekadar setting namun tampil sebagai "karakter" yang menghidupkan cerita.

Ke kota itulah Raia, seorang penulis, mengejar inspirasi setelah
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 14th 2016 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama
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Jun 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Ika Natassa
The Architecture of Love
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
301 pages

In her latest effort, The Architecture of Love, Ika Natassa puts her most readable book yet, lessens her trademarked narration that tends to mention tongue-twisting brands, and does not flaunt her characters' opulence and aristocratic behavior too much. Even if her hubris in blabbering Jeopardy-esque trivias is still there, The Architecture of Love is an ode for writers, especially female writers, out there--and that's somethi
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
If River was a real person, this would be my version of him.

When I first heard of this book from my friends, I wasn't really excited about it. I wasn't one of those loyal fans of Natassa who would willingly wait in front of their computer just to pre-order her latest book. To be honest, the blurb doesn't appeal to me & I didn't follow her Twitter Pollstory, so I know nothing of this book. But then, I stumbled upon a review on Goodreads that claims that this book is Natassa's most readable & "h
Gloria Tetelepta
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story, including the plot, was based on twitter poll. If you follow the story on twitter, it must've crossed your mind that it was some kind of a spoiler. Well, after reading this I can tell you, there are a lot more to it, so don't worry.

Rasa-rasanya ini buku pertama yang saya baca dengan POV seperti ini. Sejujurnya agak kurang terbiasa. Bukan karena POVnya, tapi karena apa yang ada di buku itu secara teknis. I was wondering, why did she made it that way? Saya sendiri mulai terbiasa dengan
Thalya Herdhiyanti
Jun 11, 2016 rated it liked it
The Architecture of Love (TAoL) is Ika Natassa's newest baby book and it is as interesting as its big brothers. Though it is not as long as most of her previous books but Ika once again succeeded on delivering broken souls story into a new level.

I really admire Ika with her breakthrough movements as a writer, proved by this novel which was introduced to readers by a new concept of writing so called #pollstory, so we, the readers, could actually took part on deciding the story line. What I apprec
Andreas Porwanto
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Because you're as lost as I am, Raia. And in a city this big, it hurts less when you're not alone."

OMG! OMG! OMG! This was so fucking good. It's, by far, my favourite book by Ika Natassa out of all her works.

It's impossible not to fall in love with New York like it's almost impossible not to fall in love in the city.

This book made me fell in love deeper with NY and I just can't wait to visit those places listed in this book! <3 Raia and River, fave couple ever. The chemistry was just r
andini FIJRI
"THERE's always something undeniably romantic about bookstores" - Raia Risjad | The Architecture of Love, Ika Natassa ...more
Anggita Lumbantoruan
Jun 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Buku ini bikin saya baper kebangetan. River, kamu favorit saya! >< although there are many similar stories when the main character has a very dark past, I really enjoyed this one. It tells about architecture, it tells about the lonely soul, it tells about how you can move on because past is past and it will still be there with you but you still can move forward and be better. I don't know why but I imagined Reza Rahadian again in River's role. Or it's just my infatuation towards him that made me ...more
Jessica Huwae
Jun 28, 2016 rated it liked it
As usual, Ika's writing is always light and pleasant to read. But I wish Ika will try to develop and deepen the characters in her books. It feels like reading her previous books all over again--with different occupations and different backgrounds. Anyway, every book requires lots of efforts and dedicated hard work, so congratulations Ika! ...more
Feb 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, fiction
Okay, so stars are just stars, right. The 3-stars = liked it and 2 stars = it was ok. I was hesitating between both because this book doesn't give me so much impact as Antologi Rasa, Ika Natassa's previous book that is my all-time favorite.

So the story was about Raia and River, basically found each other in New York City. They have their own emotional baggage and maybe that's what makes them attract to each other. I actually read the first half of the story when it was on twitter. There are witt
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think it is safe to say that the author managed to redeem her past works by writing this book.
Fara Shamara
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
A letdown compared to Critical Eleven, but well I think it's just me ...more
Meita Supardi
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think Ika Natassa is a very smart writer. Not a fan of Twitter though but really impressed by her idea to use social media as a platform to write, and get interactive with the readers.
The story is well-written, like the idea that River does not use many words, even if he is really in desperate need to say something to Raia. Love and hate at the same time at the coolness of him. And Raia is very down-to-earth girl who anybody can relate to.
Love the idea of using buildings to tell stories, this
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love how the story goes. Altho it was a bit slow in the beginning but it's getting more fun. Somehow for this current time, this is a super relatable story where people often get so lost (or maybe it was just me lol). But anyway, I always love how Ika takes us on her mysterious adventure. Eventho compare to her previous stories, I have to say maybe this is one of her stories which has the lightest real-time problem. ...more
Nadhira Yahdiyani
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
i learn something new from this, something that i never pay attention to it before.
i just can't believe, i read a book while getting information about architecture and some place that i never heard before kkk makes me wondering how beautiful is New York :D
Paskalis Damar
Jun 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2017
While this might be Ika Natassa's most straightforward and (arguably) personal work, The Architecture of Love is captivating in capturing New York as a poetical town, but never goes as deep as it affects the characters. ...more
Sagaria Arinal
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
TAOL is Indonesia's romance novel which brings ambiance of New York City inside the story and its totaly awesome. I have been reading the novel more than 10 times since I bought it in bookstore. I really love it!! ...more
Sep 29, 2020 rated it liked it
I am not a fan of this kind of story actually, but just because the setting is in New York, I can not help to like it. Wish to take a stroll to visit all those places mentioned in this book, one day...
Hanif Ayu Savitri
Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Seperti novel-novel sebelumnya, klasik Ika Natassa; urban style and witty. But my expectation is just too high for this book.
Rizki Fitriansyah
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cellini Kamil
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nice one. Just like any other Ika books I enjoy read this and can't hold myself to the end.
Jun 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Boring intro, and the same Ika Natassa style of writing. The ending is OK, kind of predictable.
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First time reading Ika's book and I must say i amazed.
Simple premise, she write a so close to our experience as a readers.
Probably will read more of her books after this.
Asri M Dj
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute, lite and no unnecessary plot twist.. perfect for weekend...
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I learnt one new word "instagram boyfriend" and I need one.. ...more
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Bunga Aulia Juhedi
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Light reading for the Saturday night. Another Kak Ika's book I like after Critical Eleven. Makes me want to go to the city that never sleeps. ...more
Daniela Soplantila
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it
The funny thing is, nobody ever really knows how much anybody else is hurting. We could be standing next to somebody who is completely broken and we wouldn't even know it.

TAOL, @ikanatassa
r e g
Apr 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I did't feel something 'magical' with this book like I did with CE and AR.
I feel like this River guy is kinda weird? and Raia... idk how to describe her.
but this book deserves a praise tho! :)
Fifi Alfiana
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Just feel that I cannot quite attach my heart into the characters
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IKA NATASSA is an Indonesian author who is also a banker at the largest bank in Indonesia and the founder of LitBox, the first literary startup of its kind in the country, which combines the concept of mystery box and onine promotions for writers.

She loves writing since since was a little kid and finished writing her first novel in English at the age of 19. She is best known for writing a series

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