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wishful wednesday

Hi all!

Sorry Wishful Wednesday minggu ini terbit telaaaat banget, alias sudah lebih dari separuh jalan di hari Rabu. It’s been a tough week for me, started with what looked like a simple toothache, and now turned out to be a serious dental problem.

Mudah-mudahan segera sembuh. Itu jadi bagian Wishful Wednesday ku juga pastinya πŸ™‚ Tapi semangat berandai-andai tetap menyala, karena kalau nggak mimpiin buku, apa lagi yang bisa bikin minggu ini lebih ceria? (kecuali belanja buku, tentunya, hihi).

Minggu ini, aku tertarik dengan buku terbaru dari Robert Harris, yang sebelumnya sudah berhasil memukauku lewat kisah-kisah historical fictionnya seperti Pompeii atau Imperium. Meski buku terbarunya bukan mengambil setting Romawi kuno, aku masih tetap penasaran.

officer and spyParis in 1895. Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil’s Island, and stripped of his rank in front of a baying crowd of twenty-thousand. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the ambitious, intellectual, recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that β€œproved” Dreyfus had passed secrets to the Germans. At first, Picquart firmly believes in Dreyfus’s guilt. But it is not long after Dreyfus is delivered to his desolate prison that Picquart stumbles on information that leads him to suspect that there is still a spy at large in the French military. As evidence of the most malignant deceit mounts and spirals inexorably toward the uppermost levels of government, Picquart is compelled to question not only the case against Dreyfus but also his most deeply held beliefs about his country, and about himself.

Bringing to life the scandal that mesmerized the world at the turn of the twentieth century, Robert Harris tells a tale of uncanny timeliness––a witch hunt, secret tribunals, out-of-control intelligence agencies, the fate of a whistle-blower–richly dramatized with the singular storytelling mastery that has marked all of his internationally best-selling novels.

An Officer and a Spy sepertinya akan menyajikan sisi lain Robert Harris yang nggak kalah seru.

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) atau segala hal yang berhubungan dengan kebutuhan bookish kalian, 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/benda 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 =)

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