The White Book by Han Kang

The White Book

Han Kang

160 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction contemporary poetry dark emotional reflective sad slow-paced
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Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize From Booker Prize-winner and literary phenomenon Han Kang, a lyrical and disquieting exploration of personal grief, written through the prism of the color whiteWhile on a writer's residency, ...

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Moods

reflective 84%
emotional 76%
sad 64%
dark 30%
challenging 15%
hopeful 11%
inspiring 11%
relaxing 9%
mysterious 8%
tense 4%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 40%
fast 32%
medium 26%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 48% | N/A: 39% | A mix: 9% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

N/A: 48% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 19% | Yes: 8%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 48% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 52% | No: 25% | Yes: 13% | It's complicated: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 44% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 17% | Yes: 15%

Average rating

3.9

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