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    Don't Judge 'The Plotters' By Its Cover ... Blurb

    U.S.A.
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    Jan 28, 2019
    They say you shouldn't judge books by their covers, but seldom are we warned you shouldn't judge them by their blurbs. Logic indicates it's useless to grow too attached to blurbs, and yet they seem to color our perception of novels. Sometimes blurbs taunt us, sometimes they underwhelm us (how many...
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    The best recent thrillers – review roundup

    United Kingdom
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    Jan 29, 2019
    Part of a wave of Korean thrillers translated into English in recent months, The Plotters by Un-su Kim (translated by Sora Kim-Russell; 4th Estate) follows the trials and tribulations of Reseng, found in a rubbish bin as a baby, raised in a library where assassinations are planned, and now one of...
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    Korean writer on long list for Man Booker International Prize

    Indonesia
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    March 14, 2019
    Novelist Hwang Sok-yong one of the most acclaimed writers in South Korea today, has been long-listed for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize for At Dusk
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    Dystopia Is Everywhere

    U.S.A.
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    Feb. 14 2019
    In Hye-young Pyun’s City of Ash and Red , an unnamed employee of a pesticide company attends a party where he crushes an interloping rat with a designer bag. The branch manager is impressed enough to offer the man a promotion via relocation to Country C. The island where he is meant to reside is...
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    The PlottersUn-su Kim

    A thriller like you've never read one before, from the hottest new voice in Korean fiction 'Kill Bill meets Murakami' D. B. John, author of Star of the North 'A work of literary genius' Karen Dionne, internationally bestselling author of Home 'I loved it!' M. W. Craven, author of The Puppet Show '...
  • City of Ash and Red

    U.S.A.
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    2018
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Distinguished for his talents as a rat killer, the nameless protagonist of Hye-young Pyun's City of Ash and Red is sent by the extermination company he works for on an extended assignment in C, a...
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    Reading Korean literature in the era of the Korean novelist

    Republic of Korea
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    Jan 15, 2019
    Korea has a rich and fast-growing library of modern literature. The list of writers of novels, short stories, and other works is long. Korean writers have taken a significant place in world literature. Their translators are also making names for themselves. These Korean writers, some contemporary...
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    At Dusk by Hwang Sok-yong – review

    U.K.
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    Nov 25, 2018
    A Book Reveiw of Hwang Sok-yong's <At dusk 해질무렵>
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    At DuskHwang Sok-yong

    In the evening of his life, a wealthy man begins to wonder if he might have missed the point. Park Minwoo is a success story. Born into poverty in a miserable neighbourhood of Seoul, he has ridden the wave of development in his country. Now the director of a large architectural firm, his hard work...
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    Review: At Dusk by Hwang Sok-yong, Scribe

    Australia
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    Oct 1, 2018
    Book Review : Hwang Sok-yong's English translation <At dusk = 해질무렵> Hwang Sok-yong's At Dusk translated by Sora Kim-Russell published by Scribe. In this highly engaging novel, Hwang Sok-yong subtly interweaves the reminiscences of three people, Park Minwoo, Cha Soona and Jung Woohee, whose...

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