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    Eine verhängnisvolle Reise

    Switzerland
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    July 6, 2020
    Ein Abgrund tut sich auf, obwohl es anfangs schien, als hätte der Held des Romans nur einen Riss in seiner Erinnerung, worauf der Titel Der Riss anzuspielen scheint. Dieser Riss ist die schreckliche Folge eines Autounfalls, bei dem der Geografieprofessor Ogi seine Frau verliert und seine...
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    Here Are The 2019 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees

    U.S.A.
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    June 9, 2020
    The Shirley Jackson Awards have announced this year’s set of nominees! Awarded annually with the permission of Jackson’s estate, the awards honor the late horror author’s legacy by highlighting “outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.”
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    Der Riss: RomanPYUN HYE YOUNG

    Kann das Leben einen so tiefen Riss bekommen, dass man durch ihn hinabstürzt und darin verschwindet? Ogi hat Schuld an dem Unfall, durch den seine Frau getötet wurde. Im Haus seiner Schwiegermutter vegetiert er nun schwer verletzt vor sich hin. Seine Welt schrumpft zu dem Bett, in dem er liegt. Im...
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    2020’S MUST-READ AND BEST CRIME THRILLER BOOKS

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    May 12, 2020
    The crime-thriller genre has become a staple of literary culture since the mass paperback went to market. Detectives, spies, family drama, and serial killers—the genre is ever-expanding both in its subjects and influence. So if you love to learn about the most obscure parts of history, or just like...
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    Mysteries: The Bookseller and the FBI Agent

    U.S.A.
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    May 15, 2020
    Malcolm Kershaw, the narrator of Peter Swanson’s “Eight Perfect Murders” (Morrow, 270 pages, $27.99), owns a mystery bookstore in Boston. Years ago, he compiled a blog-list of crime novels in which the perpetrator “comes closest to realizing that platonic ideal of a perfect murder.”
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    Five Horror Novels You Should Be Reading Right Now

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    May 17, 2020
    Reading The Hole is a bit like watching invasive surgery in real time, except the doctors should have their credentials revoked and the patient is somehow awake. A bestseller in Korea, Hye-young Pyun's novel follows the story of a man who regains consciousness after a car accident that kills his...
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    New & Noteworthy, From a Korean Thriller to John Maynard Keynes

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    May 12, 2020
    THE LAW OF LINES, by Hye-young Pyun. Translated by Sora Kim-Russell. (Arcade, $24.99.) Pyun’s simmering thriller, translated from the Korean, follows two young women grieving the loss of heavily indebted relatives: Se-oh’s father in a gas explosion, Ki-jeong’s half sister in a drowning. Both women...
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    Top 10 East Asian books to read during lockdown

    Japan
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    May 15, 2020
    NEW YORK -- At a time when very little feels normal, I find that reading is a more essential escape than ever -- the ability to inhabit someone else's mind for a few hours can be the best antidote to the alarming headlines.
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    The Law of Lines: A NovelPYUN HYE YOUNG

    From the Award-Winning Author of The Hole, a Slow-Burning Thriller about Grief and Vengeance and the Connections That Link Us and Hold Us Apart. The Law of Lines follows the parallel stories of two young women whose lives are upended by sudden loss. When Se-oh, a recluse still living with her...
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    10 WORKS OF KOREAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION FOR FANS OF PARASITE

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    March 2, 2020
    If you loved the critically acclaimed and astonishing film Parasite—directed by Bong Joon-ho, with a screenplay cowritten by Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won—and you’re looking for more great Korean artistry to scratch that itch, look no further than the incredible books in translation coming out of...

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