What are you currently reading? (part 2)

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Re: What are you currently reading? (part 2)

Postby Yasna » 2020-11-19, 17:09

linguoboy wrote:The only other book I've read since then that I can really recommend is Han Kang's Human acts.)

How did it compare to her other novels?
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Re: What are you currently reading? (part 2)

Postby linguoboy » 2020-11-19, 20:57

Yasna wrote:
linguoboy wrote:The only other book I've read since then that I can really recommend is Han Kang's Human acts.)

How did it compare to her other novels?

I've only read The vegetarian and that in Smith's translation as well. I found it equally unsettling and harder to take in some ways because it focused as much on the grief of the survivors as the sufferings of those tortured and executed.
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