Michelle Zauner’s Best Seller “Crying in H Mart”: what can the fermentation process of kimchi teach us about grief and loss?
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Michelle Zauner’s Best Seller “Crying in H Mart”: what can the fermentation process of kimchi teach us about grief and loss?

I read Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner a few months ago now. It has rightfully been a best seller, a book of the year by all the major news outlets and reviews, and a general literary success across the globe. Everyone is talking about it. Everyone is reading it. In terms of algorithmic (internet) success – I should have written my ‘exclusive’ thoughts on the book long ago. But I didn’t. Continue reading

Review of Bae Suah’s “Untold Night and Day”: reflections and repetitions
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Review of Bae Suah’s “Untold Night and Day”: reflections and repetitions

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I received Bae Suah’s novel as an Easter present. Considering we are all in lock-down at the moment, I welcomed a new book to read. I am a fan of Korean literature … Continue reading

Where is the body, where is the soul?: A review of Han Kang’s “Human Acts”
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Where is the body, where is the soul?: A review of Han Kang’s “Human Acts”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Han Kang is one of my new favourite authors. Her latest novel, “The Vegetarian”, is such an intriguing look into the human psyche. Her novel, “Human Acts” was translated into English and … Continue reading

A Modern South Korean Thriller: a review of Han Kang’s “The Vegetarian”
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A Modern South Korean Thriller: a review of Han Kang’s “The Vegetarian”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I bought this book in Helsinki last weekend. It might seem strange to go to Finland and buy a South Korean novel, but I had been looking for this book with this … Continue reading