Human Acts by Han Kang

Human Acts

Han Kang with Deborah Smith (Translator)

212 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

fiction historical literary dark emotional sad medium-paced

Description

From the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian, a “rare and astonishing” (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice.In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named...

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Community Reviews Summary of 5,402 reviews

Moods

sad 86%
dark 79%
emotional 79%
reflective 56%
challenging 43%
informative 40%
tense 37%
inspiring 4%
hopeful 2%
mysterious 2%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 23%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Character: 41% | Plot: 11% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 54% | No: 15% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 36% | N/A: 8% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 55% | No: 18% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 13%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 53% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 11% | Yes: 10%

Average rating

4.31

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