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The Vegetarian: A Novel - Han Kang
The Vegetarian: A Novel
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Package: 1 Book 145 * 210 mm, 247pages Release on: 2007 Publisher: Chagn Language: Korean Author: Han Kang A beautiful, unsettling novel about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an... show more
Package: 1 Book 145 * 210 mm, 247pages Release on: 2007 Publisher: Chagn Language: Korean Author: Han Kang A beautiful, unsettling novel about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams-invasive images of blood and brutality-torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It's a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home. As her husband, her brother-in-law and sister each fight to reassert their control, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the choice that's become sacred to her. Soon their attempts turn desperate, subjecting first her mind, and then her body, to ever more intrusive and perverse violations, sending Yeong-hye spiraling into a dangerous, bizarre estrangement, not only from those closest to her, but also from herself. Celebrated by critics around the world, The Vegetarian is a darkly allegorical, Kafka-esque tale of power, obsession, and one woman's struggle to break free from the violence both without and within her.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780553448184 (0553448188)
ASIN: 0553448188
Publisher: Hogarth
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
5.0 THE VEGETARIAN by Han Kang
I'm not sure what I feel about this book. It is three points of view about Yeong-hye (husband, brother-in-law, and sister.) I liked it but I have questions which will probably be answered or discussed in my book club. The first part I wanted to smack the husband upside the head because of how he ...
Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it
2.0 The Vegetarian: A Novel
With so many awards and 5-star reviews I felt somehow bad to give it less. While some books that treat the theme of mental illness "force" you to connect with the character or the writing, The Vegetarian did not do that, at least for me.
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
4.0 The Vegetarian by Han Kang
This book really is quite the read. I finished it a while ago and I had to take some time upon finishing it to sort out my thoughts and feelings. First, let me start off by saying I almost gave up on this book. The book is split into three sections and there's a horrible event that takes place in th...
learn by going
learn by going rated it
3.5 The Vegetarian, by Han Kang
What an odd little book. Struggling to find a way to describe it, I read some reviews and found many comparisons to Kafka, which, in retrospect, rings true. The Vegetarian is unsettling; it takes the everyday and scours what's beneath. The last paragraph of its synopsis on Amazon accurately casts th...
Blackbird's Book Blog
Blackbird's Book Blog rated it
4.0 The Vegetarian: A Novel
I really liked this, but think that maybe it held just a tad too much back. But the writing was magnificent and the story engrossing.
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