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Selimut Debu by Agustinus Wibowo
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Jun 02, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: mine-mine-mine, nonfiction, travelogue, biogramoir, indonesian-author, my-public-library
Read from July 20 to 24, 2011 — I own a copy

Actually I was gonna give it 4 stars, but I decided to give another since there were lotsa history lessons here (I know nothing about Central Asia's ancient history and apparently it was quite an exciting region) and I admire the author's strength in coping with all the trials there. If it were me, I would have just cried my tears out and demanded to be brought abroad pronto. He was almost raped, mugged several times and hit & kicked into oblivion. Not to mention those hungry and tiring days. On the contrary, so many people were so kind and helpful which made me got teary eyed a number of times. Interesting country, indeed. This is the real travelogue. Interaction with the people and learning all their hardship are the things that made this book memorable. Can't wait to read Garis Batas :)

PS: I hope this book could be translated into English because it offers another point of view (i.e. a fellow Asian from a developing country).

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07/20/2011 page 23
5.0% "Quite a page-turner :)"
07/24/2011 page 350
75.0% "Masih ga yakin kalau Iskandar Agung itu sama dg Alexander the Great. Oh well." 2 comments
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