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The Vegetarian by Han Kang
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“It’s your body, you can treat it however you please. The only area where you’re free to do just as you like. And even that doesn’t turn out how you wanted.”

Strange, sad and sometimes sensuous. This is the tale of a woman who appears to be aching to cross over from the realm of flesh into that of plants. It never fully reveals her reasons for wanting to do so. In fact she is only ever described through the eyes of people around her—her husband, her sister and others. I was intrigued throughout, but I feel like I lack the sensitivity and perspective to fully appreciate what Han is trying to achieve here.
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Reading Progress

January 7, 2018 – Started Reading
January 7, 2018 – Shelved
January 7, 2018 –
1.0%
January 7, 2018 – Shelved as: fiction
January 11, 2018 –
65.0%
January 11, 2018 –
68.0%
January 14, 2018 –
82.0%
January 16, 2018 – Finished Reading

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