Blog Post Image: I dismissed Orang-Orang Bloomington as a teenager and rediscovered it in my early 30s. I did a close reading of the book with my boyfriend as mature readers and writers. Today I treasure the book as the best Indonesian short story collection I’ve read. I am inspired by its perverse characters, anti-romantic cosmopolitan worldview, subtle but sadistic storytelling. Budi Darma is a mischievous Jane Austen. #influentialbooks #JakartaPostBookworm #interview#books #literature #favoritebook #sastra