“When you read this book, you will find yourself trapped in layer or stage of story like Inception. You have to guess where the layer you are in.”

mnemosyne

 

I judged the book by its cover. I am simply attracted to white, simple, and thin line picture cover book. So when I went to Toko Gunung Agung and saw this book on the fiction shelf, I grabbed and bought it. J. Angin. Never heard the author’s name before. But I believe that the book is promising with kind of story that I like; short and not cliche. Then I guess I chose the right book, because J. Angin gives readers a series of short story that related each other. The character “Aku” in this story could be a woman or man, depends on the perception of the reader. This woman and man have their own life story in the form of history, imagination, and memories. When you read this book, you will find yourself trapped in layer or stage of story like Inception. You have to guess where…

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“Apakah tafsiranku salah? Atau Anda, pembaca lain punya tafsiran yang berbeda? Silakan kemukakan. Yang jelas, bagiku membaca Premortem mirip bermain-main dengan teka-teki silang!”

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Seorang kawan mengirimiku buku bertajuk Premortem dengan sedikit pesan. ‘Buku ini bikin aku mumet. Aku nggak ngerti apa yang ingin disampaikan penulisnya.’ Tak hanya teman tadi, teman lain pun merasa bingung paska membaca novel mini karangan J Angin yang baru diterbitkan Gramedia tadi.

Iseng, buku ini kubuka-buka begitu sampai di rumah. Awal membaca aku memang mumet. Tapi aku tak membaca secara biasa, runtut dari awal hingga akhir. Kubolak-balik bagian buku secara acak. Toh hanya 130-an halaman. Kulihat plot di buku ini berbaur, maju mundur, suka-suka yang nulis. Tak ada judul di setiap bagian. Tiap bagian mengisahkan tokoh yang berbeda, namun secara umum menjurus ke dua tokoh utama, Bagus dan perempuan yang menikah dengan Abang.

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