Human Acts by Han Kang

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Rating: 4/5
Cultural: Guangzhou, South Korea
Author: Han Kang, Translated by Deborah Smith

I read the Vegetarian a couple of months ago and whilst it was very disturbing and twisted, I could still appreciate it for what it was and I gave it a 4 star rating. In comparison, Human Acts in my opinion, is much more accomplished as a novel and is extremely socially significant.  Continue reading

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

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Category: Translated Fiction
Rating: 3/5
Author: Han Kang, Translated by Deborah Smith
Cultural: South Korea
I was initially confused as to how I felt about this book. But the more I thought about it, the more I could appreciate it. I didn’t expect it to be as dark, bleak, uncomfortable and unsettling as it was. There is a very dream-like, ethereal quality to the narration and while the premise feels almost like a thriller,
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