The Vegetarian by Han Kang (translated by Deborah Smith) – #BookReview

Synopsis of The Vegetarian (by Han Kang): In The Vegetarian (by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith), Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life before the nightmares began. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed,… Continue reading The Vegetarian by Han Kang (translated by Deborah Smith) – #BookReview

The Impossible Fairytale by Han Yujoo – #BookReview

Synopsis of The Impossible Fairytale: The Impossible Fairytale tells the story of the nameless ‘Child’, who struggles to make a mark on the world, and her classmate Mia, whose spoiled life is everything the Child’s is not. At school, adults are nearly invisible, and the society the children create on their own is marked by… Continue reading The Impossible Fairytale by Han Yujoo – #BookReview

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