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Book review: Korean thriller The Good Son by Jeong You-jeong worms its way under your skin

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https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/book-review-korean-thriller-the-good-son-by-jeong-you-jeong-worms-its-way-under-your
Journal
The Straits Times
Issued Date
September 17, 2018
Page
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Language
English(English)
Country
SINGAPORE
City
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Book
The good son
Writer
Jeong You Jeong
Translator
Chi-Young Kim

About the Author

  • Jeong You Jeong
  • Birth : 1966 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : You Jeong
  • Family Name : Jeong
  • Korean Name : 정유정
  • ISNI : 0000000044752010
  • Works : 35
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  • English(English)

Jeong You-jeong is regarded as one of the top mystery and crime writers in her native South Korea and has even drawn comparisons with United States' Stephen King. And she easily justifies this billing in The Good Son - her fourth novel and the first to be translated into English. It is a slow-burn crime thriller that is not just a powerful page-turner, but succeeds in worming its way under your skin. Kim Chi-young, the translator, does a splendid job with the haunting source material and the novel has been listed as a "Summer Must Read" by the likes of Entertainment Weekly and Vulture, and was also featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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