Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-joo

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Cho Nam-joo with Jamie Chang (Translator)

163 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional informative reflective medium-paced

Description

One of the most notable novels of the year, hailed by both critics and K-pop stars alike, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 follows one woman’s psychic deterioration in the face of rampant misogyny. In a tidy apartment on the outskirts of Seoul, millennial “...

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Moods

reflective 79%
informative 72%
emotional 52%
sad 50%
challenging 28%
dark 14%
inspiring 12%
tense 10%
hopeful 2%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 47%
fast 45%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 73% | A mix: 17% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 29% | No: 15% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 42% | No: 9% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 45% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 35% | It's complicated: 30% | Yes: 29% | N/A: 4%

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4.23

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