Max Havelaar: a selfish, altruistic, mediocre, Dutch work of great Indonesian literature

Max Havelaar, or The Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company, Multatuli, 1860

  • Indonesia, #3; Netherlands, #5
  • Paperback, received as a gift
  • Read May 2017
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Opening line: “I am a coffee broker, and I live at No. 37 Lauriergracht, Amsterdam.”
  • Recommended for: contradictarians

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Moving Through the Streets (hopefully on the way to a creative writing class)

Moving Through the Streets, Joseph Veramu, 1994

  • Fiji, #4
  • $9.49 from alibris.com
  • Read January 2016
  • Rating: 1.5/5
  • Opening Line: The burly man wearing an undersized yellow tee-shirt that accentuated his bulging biceps and chest cast a warning look at Sakaraia before he took hold of his hand and stamped it with the ‘pass in’ mark.
  • Recommended for: credulous delinquents

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