Guest Book review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Guest Posts , Latest Posts / March 21, 2017

Han Kang is a writer who comes from South Korea originally who received a few awards in the field of literature. She wrote The Vegetarian book back in the year 2007 but the book was published in English this year only. “I wrote of a human being who did not want to be human in this world.” Han Kang Buy The Vegetarian from The novel consists of three parts each of which is narrated by one of different characters but neither on behalf of the main female character Yeong-Hye. From little extracts only we get to know about her dreams and thoughts. The narration is straight-line. The husband of the main lady character tells the first part. He speaks of her as a completely unremarkable in every way wife who acts weird all of a sudden. She throws out an expensive eel out of the fridge in the middle of the night, then eggs and milk, meat and serves a salad for dinner made of soy-bean paste and a soup of oar weed. She claims she will never ever eat meat again. She refuses to iron shirts of her husband and to put socks on his feet. He treats her…

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