[Ebook] ↠ The Year of Living Dangerously Author Christopher J. Koch – Bassgrotto.co.uk

The Year of Living Dangerously The Year Is 1965 The Fiercely Nationalistic Government Of The God King Sukarno Has Brought Indonesia To The Brink Of Chaos Engulfed In The Violence Are Guy Hamilton, A Western Journalist Billy Kwan, His Chinese Australian Cameraman And The Young British Woman They Both Love Kwan S Disillusionment With His Hero Sukarno Leads Him To Desperate Action, And A Complex Drama Of Loyalty And Betrayal Is Played Out In The Eye Of The Political Storm.


10 thoughts on “The Year of Living Dangerously

  1. says:

    Such a sad yet powerfully moving story set in the 1960 s, this book is fast paced, riveting, unforgettable and definitely a classic If you haven t seen the film, it s one of the best The story of a rookie journalist caught up in the growing turmoil of Indonesia, followed by his wise but disgruntled cameraman a dwarf named Billy Kwan , The Year of Living Dangerously is a book deep with history, friendship, romance and horrible frustration for a country on the brink of true horror As unfortun Such a sad yet powerfully moving story set in the 1960 s, this book is fast paced, riveting, unforgettable and definitely a classic If you haven t seen the film, it s one of the best The story of a rookie journalist caught up in the growing turmoil of Indonesia, followed by his wise but disgruntled cameraman a...


  2. says:

    The Year of Living Dangerously, the 1978 novel by C.J Koch, is a towering disappointment as reading material I say that as someone who loves the 1982 film based on Koch s book a classic, end of summer romance of tremendous passion and sophistication starring Mel Gibson, Sigoruney Weaver and in her Academy Award winning performance as a male Chinese Australian dwarf, Linda Hunt but who also has a particular distaste for passive narrators who observe characters through a telephoto lens In Koc The Year of Living Dangerously, the 1978 novel by C.J Koch, is a towering disappointment as reading material I say that as someone who loves the 1982 film based on Koch s book a classic, end of summer romance of tremendous passion and sophistication starring Mel Gibson, Sigoruney Weaver and in her Academy Award winning performance as a male Chinese Australian dwarf, Linda Hunt but who also has a particular distaste for passive narrators who observe characters through a telephoto lens In Koch s book, the emotional stakes are distant, the passion and intensity fleeting and the ...


  3. says:

    It s always difficult to believe that someone we know well has crossed into that territory where no one from our side can reach him, and from which messages crackle back that no longer make any sense.Ooooooookaaaaaay So This was a friend read with Joe Valdez This book is not what I thought it was going to be, AT ALL BASIC PLOT The whites stationed in Jakarta, Indonesia form a relatively tight knit group made up of diplomats, journalists and cameramen Billy Kwan is a half Chinese, half Iris It s always difficult to believe that someone we know well has crossed into that territory where no one from our side can reach him, and from which messages crackle back that no longer make any sense.Ooooooookaaaaaay So This was a friend r...


  4. says:

    I may be one of the few people who never saw the movie but I really enjoyed the book The author was really good at creating the atmosphere of Jakarta, the heat, the smells and the poverty of the local people The story was fa...


  5. says:

    This book is complete and utter shit It s racist, ableist, fat phobic, sexist and orientalist, and it manages to do all this in only the first four pages It is Indonesian post colonial history written from a white colonial gaze It s disgusting It makes Indonesians and Sukarno seem like mindless idiots, like they have no political acumen, and what is to be expected when it is written by a white man White people hate it when we refuse to allow them to exploit and rule us any and so this s This book is complete and utter shit It s racist, ableist, fat phobic, sexist and orientalist, and it manages to do all this in only the first four pages It is Indonesian post colonial history written from a white colonial gaze It s disgusting It makes Indonesians and Sukarno seem like m...


  6. says:

    First I will confess that The Year of Living Dangerously is my favorite movie I watched the movie probably half a dozen times before I ever read the book years ago I m not sure what compelled me to pick it up again, but I m so glad I did While I love the movie for its atmosphere, I love the book for its insights into the politics of Indonesia in the early 1960s That time period was so politically volatile, and it was completely overshadowed by the rapidly growing war in Vietnam This boo First I will confess that The Year of Living Dangerously is my favorite movie I watched the movie probably half a dozen times before I ever read the book years ago I m not sure what compelled me to pick it up again, but I m so glad I did While I love the movie for its atmosphere, I love the book for its insights into the politics of Indonesia in the early 1960s That time period was so politically volatile, and it was completely overshadowed by the rapidly growing war in Vietnam This book also helps the reader understand the Western mind set that led to the Vietnam War The story of the complicated friendship between an Australian journalist and a Chinese Australian photographer I m over simplifying, but I don t want to give anything away as Indonesia perches on the verge of a bloody civil war, this book is appealing for its variety of characters each a type though not a stereotype of person who finds himself far from where he is from, torn between cultures, unsure of where to...


  7. says:

    Thirty years after I first read this, Koch s writing still evokes the same sensations and feeling it did originally It is if I had only read it yesterday The now long gone era of post colonialist fervor of Indonesia in the pre Suharto days of the Bung Karno Sukarno s mad regime is brought to life if only in the dreams of the characters and shadows of wayang kulit puppets to the sound of the gamelan music.While the style of writing may be different than current fashion dictates, it is not dat Thirty years after I first read this, Koch s writing still evokes the same sensations and feeling it did originally It is if I had only read it yesterday The now long gone era of post colonialist fervor of Indonesia in the pre Suharto days of the Bung Karno Sukarno s mad regime is brought to life if only in the dreams of the characters and shadows of wayang kulit puppets to the sound of the gamelan music.While the style of writing may be different than current fashion dictates, it is not dated and perhaps borders on ethereal overlaid by a first person perfect journalistic commentary.The Year of Living Dangerously is the god king Sukarno terminology for a stage of behavior of his people to employ in their strugg...


  8. says:

    Reading Patrick Holland s new novel got me thinking about Australian authors covering S E Asia and digging through my library for a book I almost forgot I had, and I started re reading it The Year of Living Dangerous is a masterpiece, and somehow, nearly forgotten here in Aus For all the talk you get about the Asian Century and how dynamic life in and around the Australasian region has become, our literati sure do seem to like their distractionist is that a word Historico Euro fluff Not th Reading Patrick Holland s new novel got me thinking about Australian authors covering S E Asia and digging through my library for a book I almost forgot I had, and I started re reading it The Year of Living Dangerous is a masterpiece, and somehow, nearly forgotten here in Aus For all the talk yo...


  9. says:

    Novel terbaik tentang Indonesia www. Hmm..sepertinya tidak ah, biasa saja tuh Kisahnya berlatar belakang di Indonesia pada tahun 1965an dimana ada kudeta oleh PKI Kisah ini dibumbui dengan percintaan segitiga warga negara asing yang menjadi tokoh sentral.Mungkin buku ini memang tidak cocok saja dengan saya, capek dan letih membacanya Ditambah lagi dengan penyebutan satu tokoh yang berganti ganti Billy Kwan, kadang disebutkan Billy kadang Kwan Guy Hamilton, kadang disebutkan GuyNovel terbaik tentang Indonesia www. Hmm..sepertinya tidak ah, biasa saja tuh Kisahnya berlatar belakang di Indonesia pada tahun 1965an dimana ada kudeta oleh PKI Kisah ini dibumbui dengan percintaan segitiga warga negara asing yang menjadi tokoh sentral.Mungkin buku ini memang tidak cocok saja dengan saya, capek dan letih membacanya Ditambah lagi dengan penyebutan satu tokoh yang berganti ganti Billy Kwan, ka...


  10. says:

    Research for my own novel led me to this book on which the famous Mel Gibson movie is based I loved the film so I knew I would like the story What I didn t realise was how beautifully written it was, how true and compelling It s an absolutely wonderful novel and I m ...