Monday, May 10, 2010

NOVELS..?

I really do felt weird when i saw people reading novels. Honestly, in my life, i've read only two novels,...no no, it's one and a half as i recalled. The first novel that i've read was a present from my aunt in conjunction with my good result in my Upsr five years ago. The book entitled Hardy Boys and the Silver Plate. I love it, a lot. I really do admire storyline that has this some sort of an espionage-like mission in it. Those characters in the book were all like Bond, trying to reveal the truth of this and that. Haha..due to my love for it, i only managed to read half of the book..(how come? hehehe) Well, it's like, how on earth will you finish a three hundreds-page novel when you can only read two or three pages of History textbook at a time? Even it took me three long months to finish half of it.

Besides, why most novels don't have pictures? (duhh...nama dah novel..hehe). When I asked my friend about this, he simply told me that you should just imagine and re-create the storyline and the characters in your head. To me, owh.. that's hard. Sometimes, a lot of my friends read English novels and when i tried to read those novels, they were written in those old English; thou, thy art ..What the heck? Those words are beautiful but when it's written in a novel, it really gets on my nerve. I once read a question in a novel, 'That do you like?'. Then i said to myself, 'Ahh..those who took English literature will know that this is a correct phrase. grammatically laa.. Can you even use that in a daily conversation? Example, you asked your friend about a shirt in a store, 'That do you like?'..hahaha. what if your friend answers, 'What hast thou?' Thou art enough feoh?' (haha..silly Shakespeare for inventing this)...

http://www.fajarnovels.com.my/images/Mikhail.jpgLast Monday when i walk along a pavement near the R&R, there was this booth that sold novels. One of them was a famous novel that everyone talk about in many blogs, Aku Terima Nikahnya. I haven't read it yet but people said that it was good. What do you think? It's not that i've never read Malay novel but the biggest problem is that most of the Malay novels are love-themed. Not my type. But i've (proud to say..hehe) able to read this Malay novel from the very beginning till the very end. Have anyone heard of Mikhail? If you haven't, I suggest you to read it...it was a fantastic work..

17 comments:

Miss Nurul said...

Ak dah baca "Aku terima Nikahnya" tu. yang pasal ustaz kawin dgn doktor tu kan? ( ke tajuk sama tapi buku yang mko maksudkan lain ar?" dia mcm... guide utk mental prep menghadapi alam perkahwinan , dari segi tanggungjawab, time management, kerjasama antara pasangan . tapi awal2 tu dia cerita pasal cara cari pasangan menurut Islam. macam tu lah sikit2.. bg aku boring... tp bagus r.

Anonymous said...

i once heard the sequel novel written by stephanie meyer was good and it even materialise into a movie which later on became famous (which i shall leave it to your thoughts). After i've read it, it was all exagerating and far behind the investigation story books that i loved to read when i was in primary school.Thats for english books...I agree that quality Malay story books too hard to find.I've read Ramli Awang Mursyid book about this creature in a jungle which I cant remember for i've read it also a long time ago...it is good. True, he is a good writer.The problem we are facing here is, when this educated and know what to write Malay people want to start to write? Do we have much choice there?...try to read a book from FAISAL TEHRANI...1511, YOU LL SEE THE DIFFERENT..see ya

Anonymous said...

forget to initial.it was me before(about the stephanie meyer and Kombat, 1511)he- tawbstms

Luqman Safwan C.M Fauzi said...

tu miss nurul..
boring ek buku tu..dah apesal famous sangat..hahaha

Luqman Safwan C.M Fauzi said...

-tawbstms-
what's that book (1511)is all about?...i thought that i've seen that book somewhere..i didn't remember

Anonymous said...

Kombat,1511
This story evolves around Asia(where the hero born), Macca(the holy land and America.
The writer Faisal Tehrani wrote this story from a boy (not more than 20) from Asia point of view.He was chosen to lead the deligations from islamic countries for a bloodly-fighting war that used hi-tech which was out of our imaginations. It is not a simple-making story for the storyline was following by evidences and proof that were taken from book,researches and verses from quran itself. It told us about the pre, while and post fate of muslim world in future. The writer sucessfully (for me) arouse the readers interest and awareness about the muslim in future and what they should actually know. The president died..stung by a small insect which was injected with a chemical substance..where and the end? you must read yoursef ok!!hehe.a good story, two tumbs up!!-tawbstms

Luqman Safwan C.M Fauzi said...

i see..yes..i've read that book..but i didn't finish it..haha

sharizam said...

luqman, u r better than me.. at least, mg dh ade bace 1 n half of the novels but me, x habis lgi bace 1 novel nie... dh 5 thn dah.. there was smeone gve me tht novel.. it is juz a thin novel, but i'm not able to finish it in da duration of 5 years!! hahaha...

Luqman Safwan C.M Fauzi said...

owh..ni die sharizam...
haha..pas ni kene la bace buku yg thin tu..kesian org bg..aku camtu gak..hahaha

glover said...

i dont deny the fact..emm..opinion (to be precise) that you said its funny when we apply those Classic English into our life..which means..into this time..the very 'now' era..which is becoming into Avant-garde era perhaps.
I found it quite illogical for the 'old' language to be implemented.

but it's not stupid.

from what you refer as a 'stupid' language is what we INHERIT now= the modern language..even our Malay language originates from the 'old' language which we truly find very hard to understand..but is it what you call as stupid?just because you dont understand?

The author/authoress of the novels have their own thoughts while they were sharing their fantasies to the readers and they have their own goal so that their work is somewhat conveys a hidden message to the readers. I know we do have our own opinion in this matter.but to think something to be useful in only one way as in this case which is so that the language is applicable..i believe you just not the kind of person who will only see sth in a one way vision.I hope not.
and i certainly hope that in the future..and beyond..our generations will not regard the kind of language we are using now as a 'stupid' one.

Just in case if this related 'one of the signs of the Armageddon is when the people(now) start to talk bad about their ancestors'.

Luqman Safwan C.M Fauzi said...

huhuuu...madi marah kat aku...
ok2..kene buang that 'stupid' hahahaa....

glover said...

Weyh..i'm not mad at you la..i dont have the right and in fact i dont.
i respect your thoughts.
just giving you my opinion because from the way you put your words i'm afraid it would be offensive to some people.but,who cares anyway.Btw i'm pretty sure you dont mean it.
and i'm sorry if you feel like attempting suicide right now. lol
i'm just having an exercise to be a good debater just like you =B..

Luqman Safwan C.M Fauzi said...

hahahaa.....
dont mind it..it's just that comments from people like u is the thing that this blog need right now..anyway..thanks a lot ek..at least dh potong offensive word tu hhaha

izzah amirah said...

yup..aku dah bace mikhail..satu novel yg sgt membanggakan utk seorang penulis novel..like it very much..there are so much information in the book..great story..

Luqman Safwan C.M Fauzi said...

btul2...tp novel 2 berat la skit..pning gak bace

Atheerah Azman said...

aku ad 3 bji novel ramlee awang mursyid..truly, novel dio mmg berat nk dibaca smpai abis..kdg2 storyline dio x tercapai dek akal kalu ak nk fhm..tp kalu mg nk improve otak mg pnya thinking level boleh la try bnyk2.dio x main la hard feelings or heart feeling mcm novel malay lain yg bnyk mushy blendir thingy tu,haha..tp agak bez la...n your imagination need to be pushed up to the highest level in the sky utk mg phm crito dio..

p/s: ak pmbaca novel yg sgt fanatik.heheh n_n

Luqman Safwan C.M Fauzi said...

athee: owh..kene pkir smpai thap lngit ke? lg la aku tok suka...hahaha