Recommended Indonesian Fiction Novels &translation – In Indonesia, there are now more and more fiction novels that come by presenting various genres and interesting stories that can entertain their readers. Here are some recommendations for Indonesian fiction novels that present interesting stories and are worth reading.
Indonesian Fiction Novel Recommendations & October
Aroma Karsa is a fictional novel written by Dewi Lestari or more familiarly called Dee Lestari. The novel was published in 2018 by Mizan Media Utama. Aroma Karsa novel contains various stories, ranging from adventures, mysteries, mythology, epigraphy, family, friendship, to romance. In this novel, it tells the story of Raras Prayagung who has the ambition to find and find a flower that is believed to grant all wishes. The flower is called Puspa Karsa. The flower is in a secret place and can only be found through its fragrance.
Raras’s ambition to find the Puspa Karsa flower began with the ancient story of Janirah’s grandparents.Eyang Janirah often tells raras various fairy tales and the fairy tales that the barrel likes the most are a fairy tale about Puspa Karsa. Raras initially didn’t believe the fairy tale, but when he saw the expression on the face of the grandparents that showed seriousness Raras believed him until he was ready to go anywhere to adventure. found Puspa Karsa. After Eyang Janirah died, Raras bequeathed the Kemara company which is the largest herbal and cosmetic company in Indonesia.
After years of harboring his ambition to find Puspa Karsa, Raras met a bantar gebang landfill youth named Jati Wesi. Teak has the nickname as the rat nose because it has the ability to recognize and remember the smell it smells. Therefore, Raras contracted Jati to work in his company. Raras has confidence that Jati’s ability will be the main key to finding Pusma Karsa.
After becoming an employee in kemara company, Jati fell in love with a woman named Suma, who also has abilities like herself. At first, Suma didn’t like Jati, but over time, Suma also felt the same way as Jati even though at that time she was a lover. Therefore, the relationship between Suma and her lover named Arya ends. Jati’s involvement with the Raras and Puspa Karsa families solves a mystery about him that he did not know before. Teak also discovered the fact that Puspa Karsa is not an indiscriminate flower, but a very dangerous flower.
Here is the novel Aroma Karsa for those of you who are interested and curious about the full story of Puspa Karsa and its characters.
The Sea of Storytelling
The Sea of Storytelling is a fictional novel written by Leila S. Chudori. The novel was published by Gramedia Popular Literature in 2017. The novel is set in the 90s. The story in this novel begins with a character named Biru Laut Wibisono who tells about the life journey he has experienced.
Laut and some of his friends are student activists who voiced their views to fight for justice. Their struggle ended in a chase and arrest. Laut and his friends were then abducted, locked up, interrogated, and tortured, without knowing where they were at the time.
The torture of the kidnapped activists ended in exile or if he was lucky, he would be repatriated. Those who were successfully repatriated harbored trauma and guilt in other activists who never returned. The families of the disappearing activists continued to search and demand justice, but never found a bright spot.
Here is the novel Laut Storytelling for those of you who are interested and curious about the full story of the Sea and other characters.
Kala is a fictional novel written by Martyr Muhammad and Stefani Bella. The novel was published in 2017 by Gradient Mediatama. Kala tells the story of old wounds, distances, relationships, his character’s views on life. The story in this novel begins with two characters named Saka and Lara, who meet in an art exhibition. Saka and Lara both have wounds in the past that have never been told to anyone and eventually made them a reclusive person.
Saka and Lara’s sweet encounter becomes the beginning for them to find their identity and try to open up to each other. After a brief meeting at the exhibition, Saka and Lara continue to be reunited until they form a new life story that is of course different from their previous life stories.
The two characters in the novel are told with two different points of view so that the same incident is told with different flavors. The novel provides a simple romance story that is uniquely packaged by combining stories and poems.
Here is Kala’s novel for those of you who are interested and curious about the full story of saka and Lara.
Goodbye is a fictional novel written by Tere Liye. The novel was published by Gramedia Pustaka Utama in 2020. Tere Liye instills various messages in this novel, namely about love, the evil of piracy, and honesty which is now diminishing. Goodbye tells the story of a character named Sintong who works in a pirated bookstore behind campus. Sintong is a young man born in North Sumatra who became an eternal student in the Department of Literature, one of the leading universities in Jakarta. Sintong has several times extended the time of his final task work. Six months became the remaining time for Sintong to complete his final task.
In his busy time to do the final project, Sintong met Jess and Bunga, who were students majoring in economics. Sintong’s encounter with the two enchanting women initially took place in his pirated bookstore, then Sinton tried to extend their friendship by consulting an article for entered the campus writing club. In this novel, it is also told about the romantic story of Sintong during high school. At that time, Sintong liked a girl named Rose of Bright Stars. However, her love story must end because Mawar prefers to marry a soldier with the rank of second lieutenant with Binsar.
Here is a Goodbye novel for those of you who are interested and curious about Sintong’s love story and life.
Like a Grudge, Longing Must Be Paid Thoroughly
Like Revenge, Miss Must Be Paid Thoroughly is a fictional novel written by Eka Kurniawan. The novel was published in 2014 by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama. The novel presents such a crude, brutal, and disrespectful story that it is devoted to readers over the age of 21. The story in this novel begins with immoral acts committed by Ajo Kawir and Si Tokek. On that night, the Gecko invited Ajo Kawir to visit the house of Rona Merah, otherwise known as the mad widow. At first, Ajo Kawir refused the invitation, but finally he couldn’t bear to refuse the invitation of his good friend.
The two people peeked at Rona Merah from the window hole. However, at that time , Rona Merah just sat down while chopping the food. Ajo Kawir then felt bored and intended to leave the place, but was prevented by the Gecko. After a while, there was the sound of motorcycles approaching towards them. From the motorcycle, two policemen came down who went straight into Rona Merah’s house and raped her. While peeking at the incident, Ajo Kawir suddenly fell into a slip.
Ajo Kawir’s voice, which was missed, was heard by the two policemen. When the Gecko had managed to escape, Ajo Kawir was still left in his place and was arrested by one of the policemen. Ajo Kawir was then taken into The Red Hua’s house to witness the rape of the two policemen. After the incident, without a clear cause, Ajo Kawir suffered from impotence. Despite presenting a story that seems ‘gratuitous’ and using a variety of abusive language, the novel contains many moral messages that can be taken up by its readers.
Here is a novel Like a Grudge, Miss Must Be Paid Thoroughly for those of you who are old enough and interested in the story of Ajo Kawir and other characters.
Lumpu is the 11th novel in the Earth series written by Tere Liye. The novel was published by Gramedia Pustaka Utama in 2021. Lumpu’s novel tells the story of an adventure to save their math teacher, Miss Selena. Raib, who actually still feels hurt and angry about the betrayal committed by Miss Selena, still tries to find Miss Selena. The three adventurous characters in this novel, namely Raib, Seli, and Ali immediately went to the Nebula clan to free Miss Selena who was locked up by Lumpu.
Their adventure begins with finding Tamus to work with. They also found the location of Tamus in the belly of one of the mountains in the Forbidden Mountains District. Their arrival was greeted with attacks from Fala Tara Tana IV and Tamus, as they had previously anticipated. Ali had tried to explain his reasons for meeting Tanus, but Tanus still considered them enemies whose cause was all his plans were chaotic.
In the middle of the fight, Lumpu appears unexpectedly and tries to defeat Tanus, who has been his target for a long time. Raib, Seli, and Ali then try to help Tamus to defeat Lumpu. The four of them then work together to find a way that can defeat Lumpu.
The fight against Lumpu became a very difficult one. Tamus and Ali had to lose their powers by the paralyzing technique of Lumpu.
Raib, who in the previous fight always gained his unexpected strength when he felt that he was in a cornered situation, again gained unexpected strength again in the fight this. No one thought that Raib’s Moon glove could defeat the technique of paralyzing the masterfish.
Here is Lumpu’s novel for those of you who are interested and curious about the full story of raib, Seli, and Ali’s adventures against Lumpu.