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Der Ruf des Geckos: 18 erlebnisreiche Jahre in Indonesien

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  40 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Die Rufe des groen Mauergeckos, Tokek, sind den Indonesiern bedeutungsvoll. Wenn das "Tok" durch die Nacht hallt, wird in der Stadt und auf dem Dorf gezhlt, wie oft sein Ruf erklingt. Eine ungerade Anzahl ist glckverheiend, sieben Rufe bedeuten schon viel Glck, aber der neunmalige Ruf des Tokeks verheit den Gipfel an Erfolg und Glck. Der Autor hat 18 Jahre in Indonesien am ...more
Paperback, 436 pages
Published April 16th 2015 by Books on Demand (first published August 28th 2009)
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It's a personal memoir and it's very honestly written by someone who worked here for many years and knew the country very well.(less)
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Arikhna Rizqiyana F
How am I ever gonna explain this ? Actually I got trap from this 'cover' book. Ekspektasiku pertama kali melihat judulnya, wah ini bakalan menarik karena membawa embel-embel konspirasi CIA. Segelintir orang tahu lah bahwa peristiwa Gestapu (Gerakan 30 September) yang berujung lengsernya Ir Soekarno memang dibumbui oleh tangan-tangan dari luar seperti CIA, KGB, dan RRC (search it on googles for the definition). That's why aku menaruh harapan tinggi bahwa buku ini akan menceritakan kisah lengkap k ...more
Tanhapi
Mar 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Magic Gecko, A fantastic book,
By Wolfgang Huste - See all my reviews

This review is from: A Magic Gecko(Paperback)
Horst H. Geerken's "A Magic Gecko", published in 2011 is an extremely successful description of modern Indonesia which includes a review of the country's history. The author - from Bonn/Germany, and personally known to this reviewer for some time - is a broadly cultured and committed personality of the kind that one unfortunately meets increasingly rarely. His book reflects this in
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Tothill
Mar 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After three hundred and fifty years of brutal colonial rule the Dutch had just left the Land of the Thousand Islands when Horst Geerken was posted there by AEG-Telefunken to build up the electronic communications infrastructure. He remained there for 18 years. He now gives us his reminiscences of his time there in his book "A Magic Gecko". It is an account of the country and its people, political unrest and adventurous survival that is as entertaining and exciting as it is informative. For anyon ...more
Singgah
Apr 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have bought the Englisch version during a resent trip to Indonesia. A wonderful book about culture, people, politics and history! Very interesting is the chapter about the brutal colonial rule and the fight for freedom from Dutch surpression. Up to now not much has been known about the Dutch brutality, because the Dutch are suppressing up to now all information about their wrong doings in Indonesia. I recommend this book to everyboda who is interested in this country.
Hans Veltman
Nov 06, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Appeasing the Indonesians, selling books and glorify as a German in Indonesia, or should we say; East Asia? Terrible writing, absolutely no real scientific resources and a urge to define everything the Dutch did as a colonial power as wrong, no background check and no real interest in the real facts from both sides. Complete pulp fiction.
Hans Veltman
Nov 06, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Appeasing the Indonesians, selling books and glorify as a German in Indonesia, or should we say; East Asia? Terrible writing, absolutely no real scientific resources and a urge to define everything the Dutch did as a colonial power as wrong, no background check and no real interest in the real facts from both sides. Complete pulp fiction.
Indah Threez Lestari
768 - 2013

Sebenarnya lebih baik kalau tidak ada sub judul yang menyesatkan itu. Sepertinya penulis lebih terkesan pada kisah-kisah klenik dan mistik di Indonesia ketimbang intrik CIA di Indonesia :P
Pra
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
tertipu dengan subjudulnya :D
mharipin
May 23, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: culture, humanity
bukunya biasa saja. mungkin krn ekspetasi sy terlalu besar. memuat "kisah" seorang ekspatriat Jerman yang cukup lama tinggal di Indonesia pada era "kisruh politik '65."
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