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The Flower of Evil #1

Flower of Evil, Tome 1

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224 pages, Paperback

First published May 15, 2006

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Lee Hyeon-sook

47 books32 followers
Lee Hyeon-sook (Hangul: 이현숙; born November 12) is a South Korean manhwa artist who made her debut in 1992. Her works include Seduction More Beautiful Than Love, about a teacher and her student, and The Flower of Evil, a dark story about twins.

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Author 23 books57 followers
February 11, 2020
Hauntingly beautiful, its one of those stories that sticks with you for a lifetime. The art, the detailed characters, how it touches on so many different aspects. Very well done!!!
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71 reviews
March 27, 2020
Long time i read any good manga.

This one was utterly crazy with a girl obsessed over her brother who is scared shit of her.
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164 reviews
December 18, 2015
Ughhhhhh. One fucked up manga again.I'm so annoyed with many psychos in the book.

Spoiler alert.

SUMMARY of craziness in the manga.

Okay. SO we have the fraternal twins here, a boy and a girl. The manga opened up with the girl, having a brother complex and obsessing with her twin brother. The brother has a girlfriend and keeps it secret to her sister, well cause she might be CRAZY.

The sister dont talk to anyone at school. Only to her brother. She is just freaking annoying. And I dont get it why the boys on their school are actually crushing on her and calling her ice princess as a compliment. Eeeeew. The sister was actually just a being a bitch people!

Oh, and before I forgot, the twins are actually very sick and born with a weak heart. The sister has a heart transplant while the boy has a heart operation.

And then here comes another boy. Who allegedly is the childhood friend of the twins. He likes the twin sister and follows her all around although its quite obvious that the "ice princess" was just bulshitting him all the time. She is being so crazy and obsess with her brother sleeping with his girlfriend and actually calling it disgusting since according to the crazy sister, she and her brother was actually meant or each other.

I told you she was crazy.

Then the tables have turned

I dont really remember where did it all change but suddenly the crazy ass sister start liking their mysterious 'childhood friend' and then she sort of started getting over her obsession with her brother when . . . Tantananananan . . . the effin brother is the one who is so fucking jealous with his twin sister and his boyfriend.

I mean, what the hell is wrong with these people? So where actually is the twins parents? So yeah, a major plot. The twins parents are actually doctors and when the twins are young and very sickly, the twin sister needed a heart for the operation but it was impossible to get heart for transplant ASAP so he did some abra kadabra in one of his patients to declare the child as brain dead and begged the parents of the child victim for organ donation.

The father then give the heart from the brain dead child to his daughter, the one I was calling the twin sister.

So . . okay. Then what happened? Back to the present (The operation happened when they where young), it is revealed that the twin sister's boyfriend was actually the brother of the child victim who was technically killed by the father to harvest the heart for transplant. And now he was back to have revenge. Sick right? Just wtf moments.

Then what was he actually planning to do as a revenge anyway? Well, when the twin brothers discovers that his twin sister's boyfriend was not actually their childhood friend and was fake HE FUCKING KILLED HIM. Well, its an accident anyway since the twin sister's boyfriend threatened the twins that he will going to report their incestuous relationship to their parents and that they were sleeping together. Another eeewww.

After 'killing' him, the twins fled to the country side but it didnt last long since we know that the sister is actually very sick and has a weak heart, well, she died. It is also revealed that the twin sister's boyfriend did not actually die and well we can say that the twin sister and her boyfriend actually learn to love each other. Sort of.

So yeah, the twin brother was devastated with this and decided to commit suicide. The end.

For some reason, I was really mad while reading this book. The twins is obviously obsessing with each other. I believe it is also jealousy and possessiveness since they actually only do this when the other one was having a relationship with other people but after that. Nothing.

Annoying. This is a really dark manga with crazy psycho people.
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776 reviews30 followers
June 19, 2017
Η υπόθεση όσο κι αν περίμενε κανείς το αντίθετο δεν εστιάζει στο shock value από την αιμομιξία ή το σεξουαλικό κομμάτι αυτής, ίσα ίσα το περιορίζει στο ελάχιστο. Το κύριο χαρτί που διαπραγματεύεται η υπόθεση είναι το πόσο λεπτή είναι η γραμμή μεταξύ πραγματικής αγάπης και συναισθηματικής εξάρτησης από ένα πρόσωπο που ήταν πάντα εκεί και το πόσο εύκολο είναι να μπερδέψει κάποιος την μία κατάσταση με την άλλη και να προβεί σε πράξεις και αποφάσεις χωρίς γυρισμό. Από τα μισά και μετά το manhwa εξελίσσεται σε κάτι πολύ πιο σκοτεινό απ'ότι θα περίμενε κάποιος με βάση την αρχική εντύπωση που σου δίνει και σε μια θλιβερή κρυμμένη ιστορία που κινείται στα όρια της ψυχασθένειας τόσο για τα αδέρφια όσο και για τους γύρω τους. Διαβάζεται πολύ γρήγορα, σε ένα 3ωράκι το ξεπέταξα γιατί πραγματικά ήθελα να δω που θέλει να καταλήξει ο ποιητής και δεν έμεινα παραπονεμένος αν ��αι το τέλος ήταν προβλέψιμο και επιδεχόταν πολλές βελτιώσεις. Γενικά πάντως ήταν ένα σενάριο γεμάτο ανατροπές και έξυπνα στημένη πλοκή. Το σχέδιο δεν ήταν κάτι το ιδιαίτερο, αρκετό για να υπηρετήσει την ιστορία.
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733 reviews81 followers
April 29, 2020

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My feelings after reading this are really mixed. I kinda liked it, but at the same time nothing really happened. All I can really say is that I'm curious. I really want to see what strange, dark, twisted road this manhwa will take me down....
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April 17, 2022
i really liked a lot about this manhwa. i think they really captured how it can feel being so SO codependent that it feels like you can never be the same without them. some of the dialogue feels very genuine and real and you can help but feel for the characters even though they're really messed up. the art is stunning and the symbolism is subtle but there.

the only thing that i don't really like is it feels sort of all over the place at times, its difficult to understand without rereading a few chapters.

Overall, the story is intriguing and i read it through one day, i would recommend it to a friend if they're into this genre. 4/5
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62 reviews
October 23, 2021
Es el primer manhwa que leo y la verdad la historia si bien toca algunos temas controversiales como el incesto y la violencia, me gusto porque se me hizo bastante adictiva y quería saber que iba a pasarle a estos dos gemelos al final. Aparte que Gi Hoon también es un personaje que aporta mucho a la trama ya que él trae un toque de misterio al no saber muy bien porque los estaba buscando y que es realmente lo que ocultaba.
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499 reviews2 followers
April 19, 2012
Referencing Baudelaire and Argento, obsession is a destructive rot. Park Chan-wook should make this into a movie. The drawings are pretty, with cute details like the patterns on shoes and socks, but the doll eyes are disconcerting. Twincest.
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804 reviews41 followers
June 15, 2012
Flowers of Evil has an intricate plot and beautiful art.
It's... simply brilliant and quite addictive.

Great points:
- curse of the twins
- complicated love triangle
- you can't foresee how the plot will unfold

Bad points:

-tragic ending T.T
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74 reviews25 followers
May 29, 2013
This was one deep, psychotic book. Really enjoyed it. Usually, I hate tragedies but this one was fitting. Ironic how you think Se-Wah was the messed up one the whole time when really it was Se-Joon. I will never look at twins the same way again....
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Profile Image for Teresa.
410 reviews
December 1, 2015
EH. Not a lot happened in this manga, it was a lot of talking about feelings, he said/she said and generally back and forth gossip and emotions. The premise is good and the characters are definitely twisted and could be interesting if the story were told in a different way.
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466 reviews1 follower
July 28, 2011
De l'inceste (beurk!).... des perso pas attachants.... mais de beaux dessins, soit. Bref un manhwa dont je vais me passer à l'avenir.
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14 reviews
October 11, 2015
The ending fucked me up. It's one of the best manhwa endings ever IMO. I loved it and even saved it as my wallpaper lmao don't judge me.
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