A review by kafe_kona
Human Acts by Han Kang

emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A


I definitely recommend doing some background reading on the Gwangju Uprising before reading this to get a better sense of the plot and why things (the violence) happen the way they are in the book. There is a section in the beginning that briefly describes the uprising though.

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