The White Book by Han Kang

The White Book

Han Kang with Deborah Smith (Translator)

161 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction contemporary poetry dark emotional reflective sad slow-paced

Description

From the author of The Vegetarian and Human Acts comes a book like no other. The White Book is a meditation on colour, beginning with a list of white things. It is a book about mourning, rebirth and the tenacity of the human spirit. It is a stunni...

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Community Reviews Summary of 2,984 reviews

Moods

reflective 84%
emotional 78%
sad 68%
dark 32%
challenging 18%
inspiring 12%
hopeful 10%
relaxing 10%
mysterious 8%
tense 4%
adventurous 1%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 41%
medium 29%
fast 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | N/A: 38% | A mix: 9% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

N/A: 46% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 18% | Yes: 8%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 47% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 53% | No: 21% | Yes: 14% | It's complicated: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 43% | No: 22% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 16%

Average rating

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