Review of “The Last Children of Tokyo”: dystopias as social commentary
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Review of “The Last Children of Tokyo”: dystopias as social commentary


In Tawada’s world, the old don’t age or die, and the young are cursed with ill-health and short life-spans. Learn more about why this dystopian novel haunted me for months after I read it. 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

Frankenstein’s monster by any other name: a comparative review of Ahmed Saadawi’s and Mary Shelley’s monsters
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Frankenstein’s monster by any other name: a comparative review of Ahmed Saadawi’s and Mary Shelley’s monsters


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Mary Shelley wrote her novel Frankenstein in 1818, which tells of the young scientist Victor Frankenstein who experiments with nature and biology to reanimate a human. Frankenstein’s monster is a combination of … 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