Title: Maryamah Karpov: Mimpi-Mimpi Lintang (Maryamah Karpov: Dreams of Lintang)
Author: Andrea Hirata
Publisher: Bentang Pustaka
This book was the last piece of Laskar Pelangi tetralogy. It was my most awaited book on 2008, and finally it has been published at the end of year. So when one of the biggest book store in Indonesia gave discounts for it, I bought it without thinking.
The story of Ikal from the third piece, Edensor, continued. He already passed his thesis examination and went home to Belitong. Here, he caught up with some interesting events like the first-to-come doctor from Jakarta (a dentist one), his meeting with old mates from Laskar Pelangi, and his search for A Ling (Ikal’s first love). The last event has the most portion in this book. That’s what we’ve been waiting for, right? Ikal’s search led to an amazing voyage.
As Andrea said in an interview with local television, he found his spirit like when he wrote the first piece, Laskar Pelangi. But I still think that Laskar Pelangi was better than this. Anyway, this book still one of the best book I ever read. By the way, what is Mimpi-Mimpi Lintang? Read the book and you’ll find out. As usual, you are welcome to comment.