Saturday, 21 January 2017

Human Acts

Human Acts 

Firstly, I love the cover and secondly, I love the design of the pages. They look like old journal and have a very vintage feel to them. This book is very interesting and I can't want to finish the rest of the book. I got the book yesterday and I am already half way thought. It has the thrill and the mystery that is both very creepy but exciting. I have been watching a lot of Korean drama this past winter break and have been loving them. Now, I get to read a book from a South Korea author. #blessed I simply cannot summarize the whole book without giving away spoilers and I just can't do it because it's such a complicated book that just summarizing it would be doing it injustice. So I will let Goodreads do it for you:

In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed.

The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho's best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice.

An award-winning, controversial bestseller, Human Acts is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity.

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