Thursday, 12 March 2015

15 Day Book Blogging Challenge | The Last Book I Flung Across The Room (Day-4)


The first thing I thought when I saw the fourth topic for 15 Day Book Blogging Challenge this time was what?? Fling a book across the room? Are you crazy? Why??

First of all, I'm not really sure what the theme really means. And second, I have a guess but again, not quite sure if that's what the topic supposed to mean. After a short read in Stefani's blog post about this fourth-day challenge, I came into a conclusion that the theme I've guessed before is not wrong LOL! :p

Well, I never actually throw any books, let alone fling it across the room. No matter how dissappointed I am with the book. You know that I always keep all my books in a good condition, so throw it to the wall/the floor just because I hate the story is not worth it. It will harm the book, it gets ugly and I buy most of my books lately with my own money. If I didn't keep it well then I'd be wasting my money, right? ;)

Anyway, there're some books that makes me wanna fling it across the room. Well, not literally, for sure. Mostly because I was dissappointed on how the story ends or I think that I spent my cash on a terrible story. Here they are:

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
(translated version)

I know that this book is a superstar. Got associated with several popular assassinations and honestly, it intrigued me to buy this book in the first place ;) But, turned out that the story is not that special or eye-opening or anything like that. It's quite absurd for me and I had a hard time following where the plot took me to. I haven't read the original version (English), but it's kinda impossible if the story got uglier (than the original) because of bad translation, don't you think?


 
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
(translated version)

If you're a fan of Pop Culture, this book might be in your popular reference of what's hit now and then ;) Yep, there's a movie adaptation (Audrey Hepburn was so iconic with her black dress and the sunnies and the big hat) of this book and I don't really see what the story is all about. Not from the book, not from the movie. Again, I feel like following an absurdness of a main character :/ And again, is it because of terrible translation? No? The only thing I care about in this book (or movie) is the cat :3 #CatLady

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I'm quite cranky when it comes to translation since I automatically search for the English words when I found weird phrases used in a sentence in translated version books. So, I think translation may takes part in delivering the story in real way or not. 

How about you? What makes you wanna throw a book in an anger    the story? the ending? or maybe the price? ;)



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2 comments:

  1. Wah, aku dari dulu pengen beli Breakfast at Tiffany's yang versi ini. Tapi masih maju mundur karena penerbitnya bukan Gramedia. Editorial terjemahannya jelek ya nin?

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    1. I'm not sure I understand the story. Ceritanya terkesan artificial buatku, I mean, it didn't teach me anything or else. Entah karena terjemahannya yang terlalu kaku atau emang pada dasarnya ceritanya 'seringan' itu hihihi

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