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Jakarta Post

Dewi Lestari Nourishing the seeds of ideas

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, April 29 2012   /  10:29 am

Dewi LestariRave reviews have been posted on blogs and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Blogger Icha Sanusi wrote that previous novels — Kesatria, Putri dan Bintang Jatuh (a Knight, a Princess and a Falling Star); Akar (Root); and Petir (Thunder) — were ordinary once she read the fourth novel. Petir was published in 2004.One of the most sought after answers is the question why it has taken Dee, as the author is familiarly known, so long to release Partikel, which was published on April 13. Dee said that for her, writing is a process that takes time to mature and if someone pushes a writer to finish his or her book, they can only expect ordinary results.“I believe every book has its own ‘birth’. Looking back, I can see how writing Partikel needed the perfect combination of knowledge, interest and passion that may not have happened if I had pushed myself to writ...