A review by blafin
Human Acts, by Han Kang


Inventive, thought-provoking, horrifying. Forced me to question elements of my own life - my complicity in human suffering, my right to demand of others their stories. To ask of them their trauma.

Human Acts does more than bring to light a tragedy, but offers a portrayal of the ways in which state violence lingers and colors the lives of those affected. Of how it can reverberate throughout the years, even when the majority of society has moved on.