The Cabinet by Un-su Kim

The Cabinet

Un-su Kim with Sean Lin Halbert (Translator)

fiction literary science fiction challenging dark reflective medium-paced

400 pages | first published 2006


A mind-bending work of literary fiction from one of South Korea’s hottest new novelists.Cabinet 13 looks like an old, ordinary cabinet. But it is filled with stories – peculiar, strange, eye popping, disgusting, enraging, and touching stories. The...
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funny 75%
mysterious 75%
dark 50%
tense 50%
challenging 25%
reflective 25%
sad 25%


medium 60%
slow 40%

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Strong character development?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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