Greek Lessons by Han Kang

Greek Lessons

Han Kang with Emily Yae Won (Translator), Deborah Smith (Translator)

224 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective sad slow-paced

Description

"Now and then, language would thrust its way into her sleep like a skewer through meat, startling her awake several times a night."In a classroom in Seoul, a young woman watches her Greek language teacher at the blackboard. She tries to speak but ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 56 reviews

Moods

reflective 85%
emotional 80%
sad 75%
dark 50%
challenging 45%
hopeful 30%
mysterious 25%
informative 10%
inspiring 10%
relaxing 5%

Pace

slow 61%
medium 33%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 82% | A mix: 11% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 28% | Yes: 28%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Average rating

3.55

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