Kali ini, lagi pengen banget satu buku yang sebenernya udah agak lama terbit, tapi belum pernah nemu versi mass-market paperback. Jadi masih agak mahalll…Mudah-mudahan segera terbit versi murahannya ya =D
Sekelumit sinopsisnya yang diambil dari Amazon:
It’s no spoiler to acknowledge that Skippy, the main character in Murray’s second novel, does indeed die, since the boy is a goner by page 5 of the prologue. Following his character’s untimely demise, Murray takes the reader back in time to learn more about the sweetly engaging Skippy—a 14-year-old student at a historic Catholic boys’ school in Dublin—and his friends Ruprecht, a near genius who is passionately interested in string theory; Mario, a self-styled lothario; and Dennis, the resident cynic. We also meet the girl with whom Skippy is hopelessly in love, Lori, and his bête noire, Carl, a drug-dealing, psychopathic fellow student who is also in love with Lori. The faculty have their innings, too, especially the history teacher Howard (the Coward) Fallon, who has also fallen in love—he with the alluring substitute teacher Miss McIntyre. And then there is the truly dreadful assistant principal, Greg Costigan. In this darkly comic novel of adolescence (in some cases arrested), we also learn about the unexpected consequences of Skippy’s death, something of contemporary Irish life, and a great deal about the intersections of science and metaphysics and the ineluctable interconnectedness of the past and the present. At 672 pages, this is an extremely ambitious and complex novel, filled with parallels, with sometimes recondite references to Irish folklore, with quantum physics, and with much more. Hilarious, haunting, and heartbreaking, it is inarguably among the most memorable novels of the year to date. –Michael Cart —
Asrama cowok – kematian misterius – teori quantum physics dan legenda Irlandia – haaaahh, sounds like another Special Topics in Calamity Physics , one of my favorite books from last year =) Can’t wait to get my hand of this book!
Satu lagi: Covernya ohhhh so delicious!!! =)
So, what’s your Wishful Wednesday?
- Silakan follow blog Books To Share – atau tambahkan di blogroll/link blogmu =)
- Buat posting mengenai buku-buku (boleh lebih dari 1) yang jadi inceran kalian minggu ini, mulai dari yang bakal segera dibeli, sampai yang paling mustahil dan hanya sebatas mimpi. Oya, sertakan juga alasan kenapa buku itu masuk dalam wishlist kalian ya!
- Tinggalkan link postingan Wishful Wednesday kalian di Mr. Linky (klik saja tombol Mr. Linky di bagian bawah post). Kalau mau, silakan tambahkan button Wishful Wednesday di posting kalian.
- Mari saling berkunjung ke sesama blogger yang sudah ikut share wishlistnya di hari Rabu =)