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Third world primer,
This review is from: The Year of Living Dangerously (Paperback)
Keeping the politics of this book aside; I can really recommend it for anyone who wants to feel what it's like to live through a coup and martial law. No other book I've read can really make that smell of fear and random violence as alive as Mr. Koch.
The movie is best avoided. The nearest parallel movie to rival the atmosphere of this book would be "Power Play" with Peter O'Toole.
Funny thing, I'm yet to meet an Indonesian who's ever even heard of "The Year of Living Dangerously".