The Vegetarian by Han Kang, Deborah Smith

The Vegetarian

Han Kang, Deborah Smith

fiction contemporary literary dark reflective sad medium-paced

188 pages | first published 2007

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Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are stri...
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dark 96%
sad 52%
tense 50%
challenging 48%
reflective 48%
emotional 46%
mysterious 29%
adventurous 1%
funny 0%
hopeful 0%
informative 0%
inspiring 0%
relaxing 0%

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slow 22%
fast 17%

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Diverse cast of characters?

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