Valkoinen kirja by Han Kang

Valkoinen kirja

Han Kang with Taru Salminen (Translator)

111 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction contemporary poetry dark emotional reflective sad slow-paced

Description

While on a writer's residency, a nameless narrator wanders the twin white worlds of the blank page and snowy Warsaw. THE WHITE BOOK becomes a meditation on the color white, as well as a fictional journey inspired by an older sister who died in her...

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Community Reviews Summary of 4,241 reviews

Moods

reflective 84%
emotional 76%
sad 65%
dark 30%
challenging 16%
hopeful 11%
inspiring 11%
relaxing 9%
mysterious 8%
tense 4%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 39%
fast 32%
medium 27%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 48% | N/A: 39% | A mix: 9% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

N/A: 48% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 19% | Yes: 7%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 47% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 52% | No: 24% | Yes: 13% | It's complicated: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 45% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 16% | Yes: 15%

Average rating

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