The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The Vegetarian

Han Kang with Deborah Smith (Translator)

fiction contemporary literary dark sad tense medium-paced

192 pages | first published 2007

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Summary of 17454 reviews

Moods

dark 94%
tense 49%
sad 48%
reflective 44%
challenging 43%
emotional 42%
mysterious 30%
adventurous 1%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 22%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 76% | A mix: 18% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 29% | No: 18% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 57% | It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 3% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 48% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

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3.6

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