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Antologi Rasa by Ika Natassa
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Sep 06, 2011

really liked it
Read from September 03 to 05, 2011 — I own a copy

There are countless books about love.
But if you want to read one with what I call a "real ending", read this one.

Meet Harris, the most eligible-hot damn bastard-bachelor in town.
He's tamed by our girl, the sweet bitch, Keara.
But she endlessly loves her true love, the-perfect-husband-figure, Ruly.
And he loves somebody's desperate wife, Denise.

This seems like a typical complicated unrequited love scheme.
But Ika Natassa takes it to the next level by writing those four characters in 1st person point of view.
She even put one more person latter in story: Panji, a womanizer/player who meets his "match" in Keara.

The author successfully brings the bloody-broken-hearted feelings directly from the 1st person of view to our very eyes.
The transitions between each character's view are smooth and smart.
So we can't really only judge one character or defend another, cause we'd get literally thrown into their worlds - not just one.

This book is packed with very rich pop culture references.
With setting revolves around urban life at Jakarta, Bali, Singapore & Manila.
It's also full of deeply sick (unrequited) love quotes - I'm stunned already by the phrases for every chapter title.
Seriously, this is worth re-reading for it's pop culture references & love quotes alone!
And don't worry, the author kindly put enough dose of witty humor to balance the bitter parts.

*This is my submission for Ika Natassa's Twitter quiz.
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