The Investigation by Jung-Myung Lee

The Investigation

Jung-Myung Lee with Chi-Young Kim

fiction historical mystery mysterious reflective slow-paced

336 pages | first published 2012

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Fukuoka Prison, 1944. Beyond the prison walls, the war rages. Inside, a man is found brutally murdered. What follows is a searing portrait of Korea before their civil war, and a testimony to the redemptive power of poetry.Watanabe Yuichi, a young ...
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Summary of 73 reviews


dark 62%
reflective 62%
emotional 50%
sad 50%
challenging 25%
mysterious 25%
tense 25%
hopeful 12%
informative 12%
inspiring 12%


slow 62%
medium 37%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 60% | Yes: 40%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 20% | No: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 20%

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