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In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos

Richard Lloyd Parry

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Black Cat
15 February 2007
History; Asian history
In the last years of the twentieth century, foreign correspondent Richard Lloyd Parry found himself in the vast island nation of Indonesia, one of the most alluring, mysterious, and violent countries in the world. For thirty-two years, it had been paralyzed by the grip of the dictator and mystic General Suharto, but now the age of Suharto was coming to an end. Would freedom prevail, or was the time of madness predicted centuries before now at hand? A book of hair-raising immediacy and a riveting account of a voyage into the abyss, In the Time of Madness is an accomplishment in the great tradition of Conrad, Orwell, and Ryszard Kapuscinski.
By:   Richard Lloyd Parry
Imprint:   Black Cat
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   363g
ISBN:   9780802142931
ISBN 10:   0802142931
Pages:   315
Publication Date:   15 February 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos

[A] boldly reported, introspective account . . . Clipped, vivid, and honest. A deeply felt account . . . his elegant, understated prose preserves a bubble of sanity amid the madness; he's particularly adept at capturing the moments when history is about to be made. -- Bryan Walsh If you want to know what it feels like to be asked the question, 'Do you expect to be killed tonight?' then read this terrifying testament from the epicenter of ultraviolence in Indonesia. Richard Lloyd Parry frightens and educates by turns in the best tradition of reportage. -- Aidan Hartley In this extraordinary book, Lloyd Parry's language, humanity, and courage are inseperable, a single strong wind of decency blowing hard against the mayhem on Earth, but given the way things are these days, and the world's fliration with darkness, one can't help but read in the Time of Madness as a forecast of worse to come. -- Bob Shacochis

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