Han Kang, a South Korean writer won the Man Booker prize in 2016 for this book.
This slim, minimalistic-style narrative is about a South Korean woman who, after a nightmare, decides she will not eat meat. This sparks a wave of dramatic reactions from her husband, sister and brother-in-law. This book is divided into three parts that tells the story from the viewpoint of three characters. Thematically loaded, this book makes for a great book discussion read, drawing in topics like food, society, and metaphors about North and South Korea.
What I loved: Kang's writing style is hypnotic.
What I didn't love: The plot was not what I expected. I felt that it left me hanging.
Reviews described this as a horror story, and I thought it meant literally, which is probably why I was a bit disappointed -- plot wise. I think it is more of a psychological read.
Quote: “She is a good woman, he thought. The kind of woman whose goodness is oppressive.”
― Han Kang,