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I wanted to say, "I would love to know your obsessions, Is it landed house, gadgets, power, domestic life, succulent plants, achievements, money, work, more likes and followers, health, validations, sex, organic food, pets, perfect selfies, children, sports, religion, relationship, minimalism, perfection, muscles, urban toys, shoes, traveling, or fame?" but nobody is prepa ...more
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published July 18th 2016 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama
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Om Nivo
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Suka! Apalagi dengan ilustrasinya.

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"You’re the kind of love that
I always avoid.
...
I can see the future,
you feel bored with my existence in your life.
...
The closer you get, the less magical you become."
Daniel
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Lala Bohang
The Book of Forbidden Feelings
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
152 pages
4.2

This
Is
The
Book
For
Jakarta's
Middle
Class
Millennials
That
I
Knew
I
Never
Needed
ABO
Nov 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: bacaan-2016
Feeling yang paling saya suka:

"You go home after doing all things you're not interested in for a whole day. Meeting people who are not dreamers. Taking notes on things you would never pay attention to. Discussing matters that would never affect your mind and your life. Listening to everybody's unimportant thoughts about what's important and what's not. Breathing in air which is located in the most cold-blooded place on earth called forced routine. The energy is so magnetic it comes from your bas
...more
Gacanti Swastika
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have known Lala since I was naive and young, she came out to be one of my bestfriend along the way. The kind of bestfriend you will have mixed feeling about: not caring but caring. I have (or we have) experienced her mood up and down, the minute she became hard and sarcastic, egoistical and defensive, the minute she softened up and embraced emotions. For all emotions she embodied, they were not posturing masks. It's Lala. She is a woman with her own mind. She's sweet but also dark. She's cute ...more
Ivena
Jul 24, 2016 rated it did not like it
I read the back cover and was sold in an instant. I went home, read the forewords, and thought "What a beautiful thing. The rest must be prettier."

But the book isn't for me. It's like a darker version of tumblr poems; and although most of it are beautiful, honest, and pure; I'm afraid to go on. I'm afraid I would think that way too.

That is why the title is The Book of Forbidden feelings. The words are things that "Positivism Subscriber" would love to avoid at all cost. We all want the pretty th
...more
Marina
** Books 08 - 2018 **

This books to accomplish Tsundoku Books Challenge 2018

2,3 of 5 stars!


I really didn't get the hype of books is. I am not really enjoy reading this pieces after all. it is not really my cup of tea
afin
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Rated 2 / 5 stars

Synopsis:
I wanted to say, "I would love to know your obsessions, Is it landed house, gadgets, power, domestic life, succulent plants, achievements, money, work, more likes and followers, health, validations, sex, organic food, pets, perfect selfies, children, sports, religion, relationship, minimalism, perfection, muscles, urban toys, shoes, traveling, or fame?" but nobody is prepared for that kind of question on a first date.
So I said, "You look great."

Review:
The Book of Forbi
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Jessica Huwae
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
She draws and she writes. Must say, the content in this book much much better than those pseudo poets who hate Salihara for no reason, claiming they are poet yet it is hard for everyone to digest their writing *loh kok jadi nyinyir*. But this book, isn't that kind of course. It's more about personal reflection, your secret obsessions, longing, trust, distrust that makes it even more enjoyable. I hope Lala continue to write--a longer one!
Ria Destriana
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
I want to grow up but my soul
doesn't seem to be very excited about it.
Maybe she's lying.
She's just a soul.
One day she says, "Get up, lazy cat! You have
to live your day proud and loud!" but another
day she whispers, "So tired, can we just stay
at home all day, call in sick, write an ugly poem,
and be busy being invisible?" I can't control her.
I'm just a body.
She's the thinker.
She's so inconsistent and always
has this thirst for attention
and celebration for herself.
She makes me busy seeking for dis
...more
Astrid Claudia
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
As gloomy as my past.. or feelings.. or..

Yep. Gloomy.
Hanny Wulandari Yasin
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My personal deepest diary.
shanghao
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: prose
Wasn't that bad, wasn't that good, it was ok. Like a collection of tumblr posts with funky illustrations bound in an attractive packaging.
Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie
has its flaws, but is significantly better than Naela Ali's. bet she's capable of doing much better work had another opportunity arisen.
Yunia Damayanti


"Be extremely selective about which memories you want to keep. They define who you are today, tomorrow, and the next one hundred years. They determine the kind of heart that will grow in your chest. When it's quiet, start to play hide and seek with your memories and always cheat on the bad ones. They're always too sneaky to be left behind, they will haunt you wherever you go; whoever you are with. Especially the memories that you consciously want to forget; too stubborn to die; too confident to
...more
Adhinda Puteri
Jan 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
Everybody knows that everybody's normal till you get to know them better. But instead of not getting to know anybody, you're still willing to get to know strangers. Because you want to cure your loneliness, youre still willing to get to know strangers.
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It was a good book, contains poems with good illustrations. I wish i could give another star to this book, unfortunately when i was reading it, i just feel dead inside. I know it is my fault, too many thoughts on my mind lately so i couldnt enjoy
...more
Aya  Canina
May 15, 2018 rated it liked it
reading Lala Bohang's this one just like reading a thousand people in Jakarta, the most cold-blooded place on earth called forced routine. the book read my mind clearly: I simply don't want to be a person who go home after doing all things I'm not interested in for a whole day. I want to live, just as my soul said. I want to live like Patrick, just as my head whispered.

in short, reading Lala Bohang just like doing self-talk.
Olivia
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I feel more related with this book instead of "The Book of Invisible Questions" somehow. I feel like taking pics of many writings inside because I thought 'THIS' so many times. XD Anyway, it's such a beautiful book and in my opinion, related much with our lives nowadays.

Final Rating 4/5
Galih Pangestu Jati
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Talk about purity, intimacy, and emptiness. But, it's not my favor.
Hiba
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Maybe It's not the best book to read but there's something about it that I can't explain! it's really interesting and a little bit confusing! the author is an ARTIST before being a writer and that's explain the beauty of her drawings.. I'll give it a 4.5 if I could!
sutou_
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
i expect something moderately dark, but ended up surprised that a lot ppl thought that the content in the book is "too dark" because from my subjective view, it really isnt.

this work filled up with one's selfishness. to write, to finish, to not minding how would the other thought. sadly, it was a pointless selfishness that dont merit anyone but the writer's sense of accomplishment... from what i see, anyway. glad to see people get to enjoying the book tho, bc i really cant

aka not my cup of tea b
...more
miaaa
Aug 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Interesting book, wonderful illustrations too. I bet Lamya would love this 'ranting' book just because she and I tend to do the same. Rant and rant and rant lol

I love this part:
The highest form of love is letting your partner choose where to eat.
Sweetdhee
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
The words, the ilustrations...

not good for depressed people whom trying to keep a positivism...
but hell yeah it's a book that says a lot about what's goin' inside your head but you're too afraid too admit it.
Fauziah Ramadhani
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm thinking about being a main role in this book, cuap-cuap bukunya besok ya, lagi nggak bisa nulis!
Rievinska Firsty
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Perfect book to contemplate, even though this is not a motivational book ;)
Satkar Ulama
Feb 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Better than Lang Leav's.
Nisa Latifah
Oct 24, 2016 rated it liked it
"This is not a motivational book"
- the line sums it all up.
Chairunnisa Rauter
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Hold your judgement in your tongue until the end of the world."
Nabila Cyrilla Imani
Nice read after a terrible heartbreak.
Michelle Readbooks
Aug 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-books
i like the illustrations that's why I give it 4/5 and the writing is okay
Nia F. S. Kartadilaga
"Mixed feeling is something you can't really explain but you know exactly how it feels. It's something interesting but you don't know exactly what the ingredients are. Pretty similar to the uneventful taste of that ugly green healthy juice. Similar to the friendship that works only for a year-end shopping spree and a short girl-talk at beauty parlour. Similar to the numb-sad feeling after a plain breakup with somebody you're not into. Similar to the feeling of consciously choosing to spend the ...more
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Lala Bohang was born in Makassar and a graduate in Architecture of Parahyangan University in Bandung. Her ability to create a certain style of storytelling through text and drawing led her to publish several best-selling illustrated books, The Book of Forbidden Feelings (2016), The Book of Invisible Questions (2017), and The Book of Imaginary Beliefs (2019). She also published Lula Lyfe (2016) and ...more
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