Kars's Reviews > Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation

Indonesia, Etc. by Elizabeth Pisani
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it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, politics, history, indonesia

Ever since first setting foot in Indonesia over ten years ago (and returning many times since) I have been fascinated by it. Pisani does an excellent job showing the mind-boggling contradictions that make the country so beguiling. Even though I've traveled quite a bit and have the luxury of counting locals among my family I learned an amazing amount about the country's history and why things are the way they are. It's all written in a hugely entertaining manner, clear eyed and unsentimental, but with a warm touch. Having just finished it, I am left with an overwhelming urge to travel there again myself and keep exploring this truly unique and improbable country.
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Reading Progress

December 24, 2015 – Shelved
December 24, 2015 – Shelved as: wishlist
December 24, 2015 – Shelved as: non-fiction
March 1, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
November 21, 2016 – Shelved as: politics
November 21, 2016 – Shelved as: history
December 3, 2016 –
1.0%
December 4, 2016 – Started Reading
December 24, 2016 –
48.0%
January 1, 2017 –
68.0%
January 2, 2017 –
75.0%
January 7, 2017 –
82.0%
January 7, 2017 – Shelved as: indonesia
January 7, 2017 – Finished Reading

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