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

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

Richard Lloyd Parry / Aug 22, 2019

In the Time of Madness Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos 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

  • Title: In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos
  • Author: Richard Lloyd Parry
  • ISBN: 9780802142931
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 freedoIn 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.

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      • Richard Lloyd Parry

        Richard Lloyd Parry was born in north west England, and has lived since 1995 in Tokyo, where he is the Asia Editor of The Times newspaper of London He has reported from twenty eight countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq and North Korea In 2005, he was named the UK s foreign correspondent of the year He has also written for Granta, the New York Times and the London Review of Books.


    1. This is a fascinating and scary book. The author is a reporter for The Independent (then later The Times), who spent a a lot of time in the late 90’s in Indonesia reporting on fall of President Suharto, and the violence which followed the independence referendum in East Timor – the period the book is named for - the time of madness.He writes well, no shortage of pace and action, but to me this doesn’t read as dramatized either. The book is split into three parts.Borneo 1997-1999I saw my si [...]

    2. “Buku ini membahas tentang kekerasan dan tentang rasa takut” (hal 25)Demikian yang diungkapkan oleh Richard Lyyod Parry, jurnalis Times – London dalam kata pengantarnya di buku ini. Apa yang dikatakannya memang tak mengada-ngada. Buku yang ditulis berdasarkan hasil reportasenya ketika bertugas di Indonesia pada 1997-2001 memang secara umum memaparkan kekerasan yang pernah terjadi di beberapa bagian di wilayah Indonesia pada kurun waktu tersebut.Dalam buku yang diberinya judul “In The Tim [...]

    3. Like a lot of books I end up reading, I'm not sure this is for everyone. But, I found it fascinating. In the late-1990s, Indo's long-time dictator (Suharto) was losing his grip on power and, as a result, the eclectic collection of islands known as Indonesia was unravelling and descending into self-inflicted chaos. The bizarre part of it was that the chaos and violence was as diverse and strange as the archipelago itself. Indo isn't really even a country, but rather a collection of insanely diffe [...]

    4. Writing this book must have been a cathartic experience for Richard Lloyd Parry, a British journalist who has been based in Japan since the mid-nineties. Parry is trying to make sense of all the violent events he witnessed in Indonesia in the late nineties. The book is neatly divided into 3 sections about 3 different regions of the vast archipelago:1.) Borneo - fights between the indigenous Dayak people and the foreign Madurese people become increasingly violent and deadly. As part of the "trans [...]

    5. Saya membaca buku Richard Lloyd Parry ini yang sudah diterjemahkan dalam bahasa Indonesia, lalu berganti judul menjadi Zaman Edan: Indonesia di Ambang Kekacauan (Serambi, 2005).Richard Lloyd Parry sendiri adalah wartawan The Times berkebangsaan Inggris, yang menjadi koresponden Asia. Basis kerjanya di Tokyo. Indonesia turut menjadi ranah liputannya untuk The Times, mengingat Indonesia masih termasuk region Asia.Beberapa berita/peristiwa yang ditemuinya di Indonesia begitu mencengangkan. Saking m [...]

    6. A very well written book by a journalist who stayed in Indonesia many times between 1996 and 2000. His eyewitness accounts of violence and horrible bloodshed in Kalimantan (Borneo) and East Timor, as well as his detailed reports of what happened in Jakarta when Suharto fell from power after 30 years, make for riveting reading. It is by far the best account I have read of the events of 1998 (pp. 87-170), and the chapter about Suharto (“Strength Without Sorcery”) should be required reading.

    7. I read this book while I was in Indonesia and it was fascinating. It is a British journalist's experience in Indonesia during political turmoil and tribal wars. Amazing to hear tales of headhunting and cannibalism in modern times, but Richard Lloyd Parry saw it first hand.

    8. I've been a fan of journalist/author Richard Lloyd Parry since reading his two fascinating books based on reporting in Japan, People Who Eat Darkness and Ghosts of the Tsunami. So I was waiting for a return to Indonesia to read his first book, In The Time Of Madness (2008), and since I am visiting Lombok and Jakarta this time I have read it for background information. It is a fascinating book about chaotic times, 1997-1999 that chronicle the fall of President Suharto. This took place during my e [...]

    9. Tadinya saya tidak percaya kalau Literary Review (London) menuliskan buku Richard Lloyd Parry ini merupakan gambaran nyata tentang sebuah bangsa yang sedang meluncur ke titik terendahnya. Tulisan itu pula yang tampak di cover depan buku Zaman Edan - Indonesia di Ambang Kekacauan. Meskipun ada banyak kekacauan dalam tahun-tahun terakhir ini, tetapi apakah ini tubir sebuah bangsa bernama Indonesia? Setiap membaca buku saya mencari kenikmatan. Tetapi tidak dengan Zaman Edan. Asam lambung saya naik [...]

    10. ** Books 207 - 2014 **Akhirnyaa Selesaii juga saya membaca buku "ringan" ini. Sangat berbobot dan mencekam! Buku non fiksi ini berisi dari tiga bagian yaitu mengenai kalimantan(1997-1999), Jawa 1998 dan Timor Timur 1998-1999 Dari tiga bagian itu semua kisahnya sangat menarik tetapi saya dibuat merinding dengan kisah di kalimantan (1997-1999) dimana Pertempuran antara dua kelompok etnis yaitu penduduk asli Dayak dan pendatang Madura. Ketika Penduduk asli "terdesak" oleh kedatangan pendatang dan b [...]

    11. This dude's seen decapitated heads used as tether balls, kids riding bicycles decorated with human limbs, Jakarta in full riot mode, and East Timor under siege on the day the UN announced it's independence. While describing these rather horrifying events, he also manages to squeeze a few sentences in about his relationship problems, neurosis, and contemplation about poop. Finally, as I am currently residing in Medan, Indonesia, I was disconcerted by how many parallels there were between his obse [...]

    12. A very well written piece from which I subtracted one star when rating it just because I wanted more background on the East Timor situation. (Sorry, Mr. Parry). But this is, nevertheless, a very good book indeed for anyone who wants to know about S.E. Asia and the most populous Muslim country in the world. One doesn't hear of Indonesia much, but the author does a very good job bringing to light that Indonesia ranked very high as one of the many trouble spots of the 1990s, a decade that saw mind- [...]

    13. The social and political upheaval going on with East Timor and Indonesia in the late 90s (and leading up to it) scary shit Parry's account is pretty packed, but I flew through it. Really gripping. But horrible at the same time.

    14. He is not Kapuscinski. Still, interesting report about Dayak-Madurese fights in Borneo, Suharto's resignation and East Timor's referendum for the indipendence.

    15. Parry's was the best book I've read on modern Indonesian history -- it was gripping and left a lasting impression. His on the ground perspective takes the reader to genuinely unique places and pierces through the academic distance of more scholarly works. The author provides a thoroughly honest self-conscious reflection of his fears and regrets as a journalist covering genocidal violence and indigenous conflicts. The blend of surrealism and stark -- even horrific -- verisimilitude make a truly c [...]

    16. "How strong is the fear that makes a mother lift her baby up over her head and push him on to razor wire?" I'm not the least bit interested in politics or Indonesia. I read this because I already knew that RLP is a great writer. The things he saw/ experienced are so unreal that the sadness of it all almost gets lost in the strange details. The brutality that took place is incomprehensible, especially considering how unnecessary it all seemed. It made me think a lot about human nature, and what " [...]

    17. Reportase yang menarik dan penuh anekdot. Setelah baca ini, aku kok ya baru sadar kalo kita sebegitu seremnya sebagai bangsa yang katanya ramah tamah dan berbudi luhur?? o.O *Ooohdari kacamata orang luar, kita begitu ya?!*>> begitu pikirku. buku ini, dari sudut pandangku, menggambarkan kita sebagai orang-orang yang menganggap kekerasan sebagai hal biasa untuk menyelesaikan masalah a.k.a berdarah dingin, dan juga mudah terpancing provokasi. Kita masih tetap bisa tersenyum dan bersopan sant [...]

    18. gak ngerti kenapa bisa (?) buku yg bercerita ttg 'kekerasan' ini, begitu cepatnya dibaca, (mungkin) ini adalah salah satu pengalaman paling gak mengenakkanatu yang gak ingin diingat lagi, tapi sesuatu itu nyata terjadi diluar sana aku seumur-umur belum pernah ngeliat hal itu, dengan mata kepalaku sendiri, dan ketika Richard Llyord Parryan begitu mengalirnya.mpah! ini terjemahan kok bisa sebegitu luwesnya.lut buat yang nerjemahinnya nih :) ada kalanya ia (Llyord Parry) bisa bercerita layaknya ora [...]

    19. As someone who was born and grew up in an era of relative peace in Indonesia with no actual experience facing the atrocities of the uprising (or any of the struggles both my race and the country faced in the journey to democracy), I find it both relieving and unsettling to finally know more about the truth that no one who went through the time firsthand ever talked openly about. Here the only source of information on these subjects are other young people like me - equally eager to understand the [...]

    20. "zaman edan" adalah reportase richard lloyd parry, jurnalis inggris, atas serangkaian mimpi buruk yang menjadi nyata di tubuh rakyat dan pulau rempah-rempah indonesia: kanibalisme dayak dan konflik antar-etnis di kalimantan barat, demonstrasi mahasiswa dan kerusuhan menjelang turunnya sang diktator soeharto, serta tragedi berdarah kelompok pro-kemerdekaan dan pro-indonesia di timor-timur; semuanya dituturkan dengan narasi yang cair juga deskripsi amat detail, pun beserta plot yang bergerak, memb [...]

    21. Saya mencoba untuk membaca banyak buku seputar tahun 1998 karena memori yang saya ingat tentang tahun ini, memori umur 5 tahun saya, sangat bertolak belakang dengan apa yang kemudian saya pelajari dan juga lihat dalam berbagai dokumenter.Ngilu dan menakutkan. Ini adalah kesan pertama saya membaca kisah kerusuhan rasial di Kalimantan Barat pada pembuka buku ini. Kepala manusia yang bergeletakan diceritakan begitu saja, seolah itu adalah hal biasa.Tetapi setelah tuntas membaca buku ini saya jadi s [...]

    22. Unfortunately, I started reading In the Time of Madness around the same time I started reading Stephen King's It, because a boy being ripped apart by a killer clown monster doesn't come close to matching the horrors Richard Lloyd Parry witnessed in Indonesia in the '90s. The country seemed not only to be on the edge of chaos, but also on the edge of civilization, with its various subgroups seemingly poised for the smallest excuse to slaughter other subgroups. Parry describes it vividly, and even [...]

    23. I really liked this book. I read it while traveling in Indonesia and it gave me a small window into a historical time. The author was a journalist covering Indonesia from the mid to late 90s at the time when Indonesians threw out their long term dictator Suharto. It gives a really good vivid view of what happened. It made me feel part of the action. A big part of the book is about the conflict in East Timor. He recalls the bravery and shows the human face of the people fighting for freedom. He c [...]

    24. It took me weeks to stomach this one. (My hyper-imaginativeness making me much too prone to overempathy). But finishing it was a project of high importance in order to fill in the blank space in my knowledge of modern Indonesian history, which was always so close - growing up as a child during the time - and yet so far from the comprehending mind of a minor. In my moment of naive idealism, it is my hope that such readings are presented at national schools across the country at the very least for [...]

    25. Preparation for Indonesia. Fascinating but violent book about the culture and history of Borneo during the mid 1990's (Madurese versus Borneo headhunters), the fall of Suharto regime, and then East Timor's independence from Indonesia. Written by a journalist who likes to get into the thick of things, it seems, but is disgusted with himself for leaving Timor once the city starts rioting against the UN. Actually, I admire his having stayed for so long. Good history, but I'm ready for something cal [...]

    26. i don't know yet whether i can trust richard lloyd parry or not. i've only read his reports on ethnic conflicts in borneo (part 1 about kalimantan). but its already disturbing me. is it true that the dayaks (the local in Borneo) slaughtered the maduras (settlers migrant) brutally? huh, i really want to doubt about that. but richard try really hard to convince me that it really happened in the period of 1998-1999. however, i really recommended this book for those who study about social conflict. [...]

    27. The book loses itself at times, but it kinda fits with the "real Heart of Darkness vibe" that kinda works in its favor. There are certainly a plethora of vividly disgusting images and moments when humanity just completely unravels into something you don't expect in the "modern" world.Moments in this book will haunt me and make me have little desire to explore Indonesia. I appreciate the journalistic side of this history, to fit it into my academic knowledge.Great read, basically.

    28. This was a difficult book to read and just as difficult to put down. The author was at times accidentally and at other times deliberately witness to some of the worst atrocities committed by segments of this diverse nation of tribes and cultures. At times, it seems almost too gruesome to keep reading, but is still a way to delve deeper into the magical underbelly of these lands of apparent normality.

    29. Reading a book that begins with headhunters in Borneo wasn't something I found thrilling. What's wrong with these people, I asked myself at some point. Sure, I grew up hearing about the Dayaks but to read about them in great detail was something else. Nevertheless, In The Time Of Madness was very intriguing and quite an eye-opener, especially since Borneo is not far away from where I live (Singapore). The book is terrifying at times, but I'm glad I read it.

    30. This journalist was there for some of Indonesia's most violent, craziest recent history, and his account provides interesting insights into these events (if not life in general in Indonesia, which is difficult to do). Was especially neat for me to read both how different Parry's Indonesia was to the one I experienced, but also some of the frustrations and cultural differences that were similar.(However, not sure why it took me so long to read this book, so am giving it a 3 instead of a 4.)

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