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Love in the Big City, by Sang Young Park

lunaxmoon's review

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  • Strong character development? No

3.0

lesyeuxdedaria's review against another edition

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emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

evanreadsbooks's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful fast-paced

4.25

oribulbul's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

It was so tender and intimate, i normally dont like published relationship centric stories because they never get it right but this was the good stuff. This is what i crave. It felt like i was spending an afternoon with the main character telling me all about the greatest platonic and nonplatonic loves of his life, his life defining relationships. An incredibly comforting read

nsussman's review against another edition

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emotional funny reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

lialeahlio's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

madelinedalton's review against another edition

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lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

Super enjoyable and quick read! Part 4 was far less compelling than the other three parts, but overall I really enjoyed the distinctive narrative voice and the topics being explored. 

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evaverm's review against another edition

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emotional funny reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.75

krida's review against another edition

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adventurous funny informative fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

... somehow reached a point in our relationship where everything about each other was just a part of the tedium of daily life

A wonderfully well-written book showcasing Seoul in all its dazzling night life and its painfully reserved morning after. Young's journey through the stages of love in adulthood and all its bittersweet moments from the perspective of an outsider in Seoul. It highlights the struggles of being gay in a society that is unaccepting of the non-conformists. Along with portraying realistic adult relationships dealing with the real world. 

There were moments throughout this book that I had to just sit with what Young is going through because I just couldn't bring myself to disapprove of what he was doing. It's an approved read.

natlsw15's review against another edition

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emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0