Title : Cinta Brontosaurus
Writer : Raditya Dika
Year : 2006
Language : Indonesian
It’s another silly book by Raditya Dika. Previously, I’ve written about his first book which I assumed to be not original. It’s was hard to describe how the story goes because I thought that such kind of life cannot be just delivered in very very silly, funny and unbelievable jokes. Well, after reading this second book of Raditya Dika, now I can depict how he delivers his so-called true story. Hyperbole. Yes, right. That’s the closest and the most accurate word to describe the way Raditya Dika tells his true story in his book. Okay, let’s assume his story is true, and truly happened, but the jokes which deliver the story are big big exaggeration.
This second book mostly talks about his love life, from the time he was in elementary school, up to his life in University of Adelaide. Quite shocking that he eventually ends up his relationship with his girl who still appears in his first book. There, also, he questions the meaning of love, just like most of people do. Even it still seems so funny and stupid, but it’s likely to be more gloomy and sad. Let’s say, now he’s more dramatic. Of course, when we talk about love, then the dramatic side of us can suddenly burst out.
He starts to fall in love in the elementary school, when he questions about ‘what is the love of monkey?’ (cinta monyet). Well, we can call it as ‘unserious childish love’. Then, he must face the fact that ‘physical appearance does matter’ in the junior high school. In the high school, he has to break with his girl because she wants him to be another person whom she dreams of, and does not let him to be himself. And the last, he must break up with his last girl because he takes his college in Australia, and his girl is in Jakarta – Indonesia. Yah…, then, the question comes out. What is love? Are all considerations important? Why don’t we just fall in love and get the happiness without any obstacles?? The name of love that comes out then becomes Cinta Brontosaurus. I assure you, I myself don’t know, what the hell is that??
Well, he’s just like Aditya Mulya, he’s always funny. Perhaps, his sense of humor makes his stories a bullshit because the exaggeration style. However, I enjoyed it. It’s entertaining.
Rating : 2.5