Between 4−5 stars rating, 23 October 2017
Subtle fiction work about sociopathy
By: Ganda Rakhman
One of the unfortunate quality someone can have is the inability to see anyone in their true light. Many people expect the best (or at least good thing) about other people, into the point of becoming abundantly surprised when they are not as what they seem. It may down to the inadequacy to gauge someone's behavior, or simply because a great amount of filter is put on, in purpose or not, especially regarding those who close with us. Well, this book works with this theme.
Almost exactly first half of the book, we follow Richard with all of his inner thoughts from meeting a group of murderer until the act of murder..., step by step..., thought by thought...! This is one of... See More
the reason which makes the book feels great. In real life, not everything we see and hear can be understood promptly. There's revelation underway, or even unanswered questions. This is how the author build the first part of her book. We see what Richard sees, and we feel what Richard feels. The curiosity and suspension that is crawling while we read is the same as Richards. The sympathy we have for the devils are the same as his. It's understandable, yet unforgivable because we know they are in the wrong. But we feel for it, and we understand why the situation is happened.
Read the book and you'll be immersed and somehow becoming the main character. You won't like it at the end, but you will greatly appreciate the author who makes you feel it.