Book Title: Binorrow:Tongkat Musa dan Tujuh Roh Boorne
Author: Sudarman BK
Year of publication: 2017
Number of pages: VI + 290 pages
Sudarman BK documents the hobby of climbing mountains in an unusual way. Instead of writing travel notes, he instead poured them in the form of an amazing fantasy novel.
this book tells of a Binorrow who was almost in despair constantly insulted for his stupidity. He even attempted suicide. Luckily, he was able to survive. And return to activities as usual. This sad incident made his parents move him to boarding school.
At his new school, Binorrow meets Leon, Franklin, and Evelyn. The three friends who eliminated the frightening shadow of ‘boarding school’. They also took part in an adventure towards Mount Sweden, a haunted mountain that became the boundary between the human world and the Grovog World.
Various obstacles prevented Binorrow and his three friends from climbing Sweeden Mountain. From meeting dwarfs, Sweeden’s top sentient beings, to blocking the Grovogs from opening the door to the human world. A journey that tests your determination and friendship, and leads Binorrow to find his true self.
This novel has a fantasy genre with anti-mainstream story ideas. But in the early chapters there is no adventure. There are only clues that make me wonder. The storyline and point of view of the third person makes us understand from all characters.
The flow contained in this novel is so slow. I can say, it took eighty-seven pages to really deliver this novel to the “problematic” section. In the “Tujuh Roh Boorne” or the last chapter, then Binorrow is confronted with what is his destiny: against Moren, an enemy who wants to rule the world.
Apart from that, I was very entertained reading this novel. As if I was actually climbing a mysterious mountain accompanied by a bird that can turn into a rabbit. I also don’t want to say that I was very surprised by the writer’s surprises about the past of Binorrow. I hope there is a continuation of this novel, because I feel hanged by Binorrow who did not return to his “world”.
Overall, this novel is suitable for lovers of fantasy especially teenagers.
SALIM MAULA TIRTA XII IPS 2