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The Vegetarian by Han Kang
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2016, man-booker, translated

The Vegetarian is a very cerebral novel. And yet, it's incredibly affecting. Han Kang is able to explore dark and twisted events--and characters--in a really engaging way. It's thrilling to see the story devolve, and I have to say I was never quite sure what was going to happen next. Overall it was such a fun reading experience (which if you've read this book definitely doesn't reflect the subject matter) mostly because the story felt so fresh and exciting. I really can't compare this to anything I've read in a while, and I can see why it recently won the Man Booker International Prize. Try this one if you're looking for something short, powerful and a bit sick. 4.5 stars
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Reading Progress

March 10, 2016 – Shelved
March 10, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
May 22, 2016 – Started Reading
May 22, 2016 – Shelved as: translated
May 22, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016
May 22, 2016 – Shelved as: man-booker
May 22, 2016 –
page 63
32.81% "This is really eerie. I love it"
May 22, 2016 –
page 129
67.19% "Wow. This is twisted"
May 23, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Robert haha I've been trying to compare it to something and the closest would be parts of Murakami Ian McEwan's very early work like the cement garden, but yeah it's unique.

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