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Book Review: Bora Chung’s “Your Utopia” — A Deep, Rich Well of Imagination

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Article
https://artsfuse.org/287677/book-review-bora-chungs-your-utopia-a-deep-rich-well-of-imagination/
Journal
the arts fuse
Issued Date
February 22, 2024
Page
-
Language
English(English)
Country
UNITED STATES
City
-
Book
Your Utopia
Writer
Bora Chung
Translator
Anton Hur

About the Author

  • Bora Chung
  • Birth : 1976 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Bora
  • Family Name : Chung
  • Korean Name : 정보라
  • ISNI : 0000000463322293
  • Works : 15
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  • English(English)

The eight stories in Bora Chung’s Your Utopia, like those in a previous collection, have been variously categorized as comedy, horror, science fiction, fantasy, though surprisingly seldom as social and political commentary. Such adjectives as spooky, funny, gross, haunting, terrifying, uncanny, chilling, powerful, disturbing, and unnerving spill from reviews. Rightly so. One can easily imagine Hollywood leaping to make a movie of one or two of her stories, though the extensive publicity campaign described in the uncorrected proof makes no mention of film rights. (It does promise a “buzz campaign” and “extensive influencer outreach.”)

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