Pachinko Machine – what does Pachinko mean? #MinJinLee

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What exactly is a Pachinko Machine in Min Jin Lee’s novel Pachinko?  In Min Jin Lee’s latest book, there is a very interesting metaphor being used in the title. Her book is called Pachinko and describes Korean immigrants experiences and lives in Japan. But wait, you say – what exactly is a Pachinko machine? Add what does… Continue reading Pachinko Machine – what does Pachinko mean? #MinJinLee

The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim – #BookPreview #KoreanLit #HistoricalFiction

The Kinship of Secrets is Eugenia Kim’s second novel, which Min Jin Lee called “…a gorgeous achievement”. The Kinship of Secrets is inspired by a true story (based on Eugenia Kim’s own family history). Kim’s first novel The Calligrapher’s Daughter was also based on her grandmother’s own childhood. It is a story of two sisters:… Continue reading The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim – #BookPreview #KoreanLit #HistoricalFiction

The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon – #BookPreview #KoreanLit

“The Incendiaries” by R.O. Kwon is the latest book related to Korea that is highly anticipated and rated by readers. It is similar to Min Jin Lee’s book “Pachinko”, but it is especially similar to Min Jin Lee’s novel “Free Food For Millionaires”. “Pachinko” as well as “The Incendiaries” discuss the themes of religious belief… Continue reading The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon – #BookPreview #KoreanLit

Three Dystopian Classics You Need to Read – #scifi #classics

I love science fiction. Science fiction is great. (This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the books. If you purchase from Amazon using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale. This does not affect the ratings for my reviews.) Science fiction is great because it lets you explore… Continue reading Three Dystopian Classics You Need to Read – #scifi #classics

White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht – #BookPreview #KoreanLit #HistoricalFiction

White Chrysanthemum is the latest book about Korea that delves into its darker history. While Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko deals with the Korean Zainichi in Japan, White Chrysanthemum deals with the Korean ‘comfort women’ issue. Mary Lynn Brachet’s novel runs on two complementary narrative tracks. The first narrative is narrated by Hana – who is… Continue reading White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht – #BookPreview #KoreanLit #HistoricalFiction

The Plotters by Un-su Kim – #BookPreview #KoreanLit #Thriller

The Plotters by Korean novelist Un-su kim is a new Korean thriller novel coming soon to Amazon in January 2019. It’s part of the new wave of Korean thrillers that the Guardian says might be “the next big thing”. (Check out the latest Korean fiction here! White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht) Korean novels that… Continue reading The Plotters by Un-su Kim – #BookPreview #KoreanLit #Thriller

Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko novel – #BookReview #KoreanLit #HistoricalFiction

Min Jin Lee has been a novelist for a long time, but her lastest novel Pachinko has made a few splashwaves in recent times. (This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the books. If you purchase from Amazon using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale. This does… Continue reading Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko novel – #BookReview #KoreanLit #HistoricalFiction

N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season – #NowReading #SciFi #HugoAward #NebulaAward

Now currently reading ‘The Fifth Season’ by N.K. Jemisin, and I must say that she is a very good writer. (This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the books. If you purchase from Amazon using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale. This does not affect the ratings… Continue reading N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season – #NowReading #SciFi #HugoAward #NebulaAward