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In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos by [Richard Lloyd Parry]

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“Few have been able to document the change in this vast and complicated country as adeptly as Parry.” —San FranciscoChronicle
 
“[Parry’s] elegant, understated prose reserves a bubble of sanity amid the madness; he’s particularly adept at capturing the moments when history is about to be made.” —Bryan Walsh, Time Asia
 
“Freedom has its darker side. . . . You could not hope for a better guide to the strange and terrible transformation that befell Indonesia in 1998 than Richard Lloyd Parry. . . . Fills a crucial space on the bookshelves.” —The Economist
 
“Honest, reflective and self-critical . . . One of the most incisive portraits of moral failure by the so-called ‘international community’ which this author has had occasion to read.” —John T. Sidel, The Times (London)
 
“Shocking . . . Riveting . . . Truly sobering.” —Siobhan Murphy, Metro Life (London)
 
“This is a fine book, the best I’ve read on the implosion of human decency that took place in Indonesia as the New Order of President Suharto collapsed in the late 1990s. . . . A bold and beautifully written piece of reporting.” —John Sweeney, Literary Review (London)
 
“[A] boldly reported, introspective account . . . Clipped, vivid, and honest.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“The best of its kind to have emerged from the chaos that surrounded the 1998 end of [General] Suharto’s rule. . . . A courageously candid account.” —Shawn Donnan, FT Magazine (London)
 

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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.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0097CWJHY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Grove Press (December 1, 2007)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 1, 2007
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1273 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 340 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0802118089
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Richard Lloyd Parry is an author and foreign correspondent, and the Asia Editor of The Times. He was born in Southport, Merseyside in 1969, and educated at Oxford University. Since 1995 has lived in Tokyo, working first for The Independent and now The Times. He has reported from twenty-seven countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo and Macedonia. In recent years, he has covered the war in Iraq, the crisis in North Korea, political turmoil in Thailand and Burma, and the tsunami and nuclear disasters in Japan. In 2005, he was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year in the UK’s What The Papers Say Awards.

He has also contributed to the London Review of Books, Granta and the New York Times Magazine. His books include In the Time of Madness (Cape 2005), an account of the violence in Indonesia in the late 1990s. People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman, published in February 2011, was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.

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