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 75%
emotional 50%
sad 48%
challenging 28%
dark 14%
inspiring 11%
tense 10%
hopeful 2%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 47%
fast 44%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 73% | A mix: 17% | Plot: 6% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 29% | No: 15% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 41% | No: 9% | N/A: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 43% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 36% | It's complicated: 29% | Yes: 28% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

4.24

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