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After K-Dramas, Meet Your Next Big Obsession: Korean Novels

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Article
https://elle.in/article/after-k-dramas-meet-your-next-big-obsession-korean-novels/
Journal
elle.in
Issued Date
September 04, 2021
Page
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Language
English(English)
Country
INDIA
City
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Book
The Plotters , The Vegetarian , Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 , Diary of a Murderer , The Disaster Tourist , Pachinko
Writer
Cho Nam-ju , Kim Un-su , Lee Min Jin , Kim Young-ha , Yun Ko Eun , Frances Cha , Han Kang
Translator
Krys Lee,Lizzie Buehler,Sora Kim-Russell,Jamie Chang,Deborah Smith

About the Author

  • Kim Un-su
  • Birth : 1972 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Un-su
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김언수
  • ISNI : 000000043496828X
  • Works : 34
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  • English(English)

Now that we love K-Drama, K-Beauty, and K-Pop, let ELLE India introduce you to Korean novels. These novels are defined by their striking ability to defy and mix genre and explore unspoken social themes, by weaving a narrative that captures the reader by speaking to their experiences. This list has at least one book for everyone! Diary of A Murderer by Kim Young-ha, translated by Krys Lee Byeongsu, is a former serial killer, suffering from Alzheimer’s’. To keep himself grounded in reality, he judiciously notes down everything he does or sees in his journal. When his adopted daughter introduces him to her boyfriend, Byeongsu suspects him of being a fellow killer. Suspended between real and fabricated memory; the journal entries are the only way the events unfold, the novel holds the suspense, keeping the readers guessing — is Byeongesu mixing up his memories from his murderous past, or is he in the present, just being protective over his only daughter.

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