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    • I agree, it is disturbing and powerful, but not in a way that made me want to keep reading (more in the way that I felt like I needed a shower). Too much talk of flower pistils…

    • I think I also have Human Acts, so pleased to hear they are quite different (because I wouldn’t be inclined to read it after finishing this one).

      • Human Acts she wrote setting out to answer a couple of existential questions, relating to her own life, it’s a book she wrote in order to try and stop thinking about those questions and its based on real events in Sth Korea’s history. It’s not an easy read, but a deeply affecting one.

    • This is one of those books that I can appreciate the style and the skill in the writing but that I didn’t enjoy reading much at all (had the same experience with one of the Stella Prize books earlier this year).

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