The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The Vegetarian

Han Kang

fiction contemporary literary dark reflective sad medium-paced

208 pages | first published 2007

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Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International PrizeNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review - Publisher's Weekly - Buzzfeed - Entertainment Weekly - Time - Wall Street Journal - Bustle - Elle - The Economist - Slate ...
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Moods

dark 94%
tense 50%
sad 48%
emotional 45%
reflective 45%
challenging 44%
mysterious 31%
adventurous 1%
funny 0%
hopeful 0%
informative 0%
inspiring 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 22%
fast 19%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 73% | A mix: 19% | Plot: 6% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 33% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 3% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 41% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.6