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Padang Bulan

(Padang Bulan #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  5,051 ratings  ·  399 reviews
Melalui pergolakan nasib seorang perempuan dan huru-hara kecemburuan, Andrea Hirata kembali memilih sudut yang tidak terduga untuk menampilkan kisah yang inspiratif tentang kegigihan karakter-karakter di dalam novelnya. Novel Padang Bulan bermula dari kisah seorang gadis kecil berusia 14 tahun, Enong namanya, yang sangat gemar pada pelajaran bahasa Inggris, namun secara me ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published June 2010 by Bentang Pustaka (first published 2010)
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Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, owned
I always re-read this book whenever I feel heartbroken without any reason and this book makes it worse
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My first try, despite yearning to read Laskar Pelangi ever since high school.

I'm impressed with the story-telling; humorous and insightful. Some parts just grips at my heart while others made me giggle gleefully. All in all, it's one of my favorites this year.

Now, I cant wait to get my hands on all the author's other works.
Shaznie Mardhiah
Oct 03, 2017 rated it liked it
kecewa jugak la sbb I was expecting cerita enong from the first smpai habis. Tapi rupanya most of the book cerita pasal kisah cinta Ikal & A Ling yang tak kesampaian (tapi akhirnya smpai jugak la : spoilers) but the book is good bole la. funny i guess. can’t wait to read the 2nd book bye ...more
Dec 12, 2017 rated it liked it
I read this book just because it was written by Andrea Hirata, anddd.. now, I don't remember anymore what this book about. Pardon me! :D
Daniel Julianto
Nov 10, 2018 rated it liked it
"Love walks on two feet just like a human being, It stands up on tiptoes of insanity and misery."

Inpirational novel.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was gooddd
Jul 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: indonesian

Review in English

The Field of Moon tells the journey of life of 2 people, a woman named Maryamah who used to be called as Enong and Ikal (a nickname that represent Andrea himself). Enong had to face a tragic life since childhood. Her dream was to be able to speak English fluently, but the faith brought her into different path. She came from a poor family, her father saved up some money to buy her an English dictionary. She was thrilled when she received it and treasured it more than people treas
Rajius Idzalika
Oct 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
A review of The Moon Field and also Love in The Glass - sorry but they're actually one book instead of two so I can't help unifying them.

I thought this book was a separated topic from the very popular The Rainbow Troops tetralogy. I was wrong after all. This book (or should I say these books because it actually contains two books in one package) is a perfect continuation of that tetralogy. Why Andrea Hirata did it? We never know. It should be - according to me - a hexalogy instead of a tetralogy
Apr 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is very interesting and funny. Because in this book tells the story of a love story between Ikal and A Ling when they were grown. Until one day,Ikal thought that A ling has been proposed by a handsome and dashing young man from across the island. This incident makes Ikal doing silly ideas to win back love A ling. And the worst is that he canceled his plans to go to Jakarta to find work, when he was on the ship. Only thanks to the success of his mission of love A ling Back snatch. And t ...more
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Wanita-wanita yang perkasa dan penyayang
Seperti kebanyakan orang Melayu, kisah Padang Bulan buatku terlalu mendayu-dayu. Ahh.. Mengapakah Om Andrea kini? Kemana karya sekelas Laskar Pelangi dan Sang Pemimpi itu? Anyway, i love the poetry. Moon Over My Obscure Little Town

Someone stranger

Standing in a mirror
I can’t believe what I see
How much love has been taken away from me

My heart cries out loud
Everytime I feel lonely in the crowd
Getting you out of my mind
Like separating the wind from the cloud

I’m so afraid
Feb 29, 2016 rated it liked it
I know I am so behind in getting this book. After the tetralogy, I must admit that I 'lost appetite' a bit with Andrea Hirata's writings -- more because the fourth novel, Maryamah Karpov, was not so satisfactory. I decided then to grab it from my local bookstore when I felt like missing Andrea's works and his humble yet amusing stories.

At first I have no idea that Ikal, again, becomes the centre of attention. This kinda a let down as I felt like it would be great if this book is dedicated to foc
Dec 05, 2012 added it
Hmmm... Maryamah!
luar biasa dirimu! perjuangan, pengorbanan untuk keluarga, untuk optimisme dan untuk kaummu.

sayang di akhir cerita, Ikal bernasib tragis dan menuliskan sebuah puisi kegetiran:

Moon Over My Obscure Little Town

Someone stranger
Standing in a mirror
I can’t believe what I see
How much love has been taken away from me

My heart cries out loud
Everytime I feel lonely in the crowd
Getting you out of my mind
Like separating the wind from the cloud

I’m so afraid
Of losin
Ade Gulita
Nov 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Hirata always been my favorite author. His ability to turn daily basis acts and event to an amazing drama and stuffs worth reading. His Big book of coffee drinker is just unbelievably good. His humour based on small things that happens everyday is ridiculously funny. Hirata captures his life as an idea of his whole books. Tetralogy Laskar Pelangi came from the ideas of his childhood friends and in this Padang Bulan and Cinta dalam gelas, picture of the first woman who plays chess and tin miners ...more
Veronica Decy
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
As you know, Andrea Hirata is a great writter.
The story about Padang Bulan is so interesting. All the characters was told so well.
The strongest character that I'm loved is Enong. She was a strong girl since she was a kid.
And as she's grow up, she is a girl who hard work to her family. Her life is so hard as a girl, but she is happy because she alwaya be thankful for all that she have in her life, and her spirit to learn at an english course was good. I can't believe in those story. If this is my
Farihah Fauzi
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Moon Over My Obscure Little Town:

Someone stranger
Standing in a mirror
I can't believe what I see
How much love has been taken away from me

My heart cries out loud
Everytime I feel lonely in the crowd
Getting you out of my mind
Like separating the wind from the cloud


I'm so afraid
of losing someone I never have
Crazy, oh ,crazy
Finding reasons for my jealousy

All i can remember
When you left me alone
Under the moon over my obscure little town
As long as i can remember
Love has tu
I was hoping this book will be as fresh as the writers first tetralogy, nevertheless, unfortunately, to me, the flow of the story was not really natural. Some parts were being pushed too early in the story.
This time he tried to bring up love as the concept along with the up and down side of life. It wouldn't be fair if I compare this book to his previous ones, as, in a sense, I might be biased. But all in all, the writer still has his grips in exploring the ironic yet romantic words. Which some
Aug 07, 2010 rated it liked it
Padang Bulang & Cinta di Dalam Gelas:

Andrea's use of language doesn't contain as much surprise as in Laskar Pelangi; however, these two books still constitute an entertaining account of life in his island of Belitong. I just wish the women were drawn more fully - at times they feel like stereotypes.
Phie Raditya
Dec 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Read this book like coming to traditional cafe (Bahasa Indonesia: warung kopi) in faraway village in Belitong Island, order a glass of coffee, then listen to locals (Malay people) talk rambling things but sometimes important, maybe nothing good but you possibly leave the warung kopi with light heart.
*read in Bahasa Indonesia
Mar 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommended
This is an interesting book. When I read it, I could not stop smile even laugh. I like the jokes. Also, the story is really good. From this book I can see the struggle of Ikal to get a job. And if we want to evaluate someone, don't see from the outside. Sometimes he/she has a good attitude that we never see before.
Noor Titan
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After Laskar Pelangi tetralogy, I was longing for another book by Hirata. He proves that his writing doesn't need to circle around Ikal and his friends, but also about different people, stories, plots. I love how some parts have relations to Laskar Pelangi, without making Padang Bulan 'stealing' fame from Laskar Pelangi. Having it back to back with Cinta dalam Gelas is also a big plus.
Jan 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, culture
Hirata did it again!! I was a bit surprised at how well he composed the plot. As usual, he writes about humanity, as well as many faces of life and positive attitudes of people who strive through it. I love his simple, honest, and witty way of storytelling. Enjoyed reading it a lot!
May 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done-to-read
andrea hirata always makes me surprise.... this book is so awesome,,, i can laugh, i can imagine how maryamah feel. this book open my horizon, make me feel thirsty of knowledge... i just wan more, more and more knowledge adding to my brain.
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have actually completed reading this book last year (2014) but I didn't have the time to update my Goodreads. Anyway, it is a wonderful read. I finished it all in just one week. That's considered fast with my busy schedules.
Dyah Putri Prawirohatmodjo
I enjoyed this book at the beginning. The story about Enong was so touching me and it's a good story. Then came again the story about Ikal, and Ikal again. your annoying narcissism is too much! dear Hirata...
Rramdhs Ramdhani
Aug 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
aaaaaaaaaa funny and hilarious. that's what life all about.

i love the tabble tennis part! x)
Nur Maulany Din El Fath
Sep 28, 2010 is currently reading it
i felt very glad to read this book. it so sweet
Oct 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ossi by: Friend
Shelves: indonesia
One of Best Indonesia Book I have ever read, and it was so ´Melayu´. Strong story, strong culture, and strong people. Sad and funny story in a simplest way...
Fedrian Hasmand
Dec 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
wonderful; I like it better than Laskar Pelangi
Genta Modieze
Jan 09, 2011 rated it liked it
not better than the second book
Dian Anggraeni
Jan 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
it's very interesting. . .
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