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    Ким Онсу: Планировщики

    Russia
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    September 6, 2019
    Каждую неделю Илья Данишевский отбирает для «Сноба» самое интересное из актуальной литературы. Сегодня мы публикуем фрагмент романа Кима Онсу (издательство Phantom Press). «Планировщики» — книга, как минимум, необычная. В отличие от скандинавского нуара, где главные герои — угрюмость и меланхолия,...
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    Book review: Kim Un-su's The Plotters is a riveting, cinematic thriller about assassins in a library

    Singapore
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    May 27, 2019
    Screen adaptations of books are a dime a dozen these days. A hot title comes on the market and you can expect to see it on the screen in a year or so. But once in a while, along comes a book so inherently cinematic that it is practically a movie beaming off the pages. The Plotters by South Korean...
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    • Spanish

    Los Conspiradores: Un-Su Kim

    Mexico
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    August 17, 2019
    Es difícil no sentir cierta simpatía por Reseng. Es el complejo y a veces fastidioso protagonista de “Los Conspiradores” (Océano 2019). Una muy buena novela de un joven narrador coreano hasta ahora totalmente desconocido para mí: Un-Su Kim. Un joven novelista a quien ya la crítica literaria europea...
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    The Plotters by Un-su Kim review – a sniper in Seoul

    U.K.
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    March 1, 2019
    In his increasingly curmudgeonly later years, Kingsley Amis claimed only to favour novels that began: “A shot rang out.” The opening of Korean author Un-su Kim’s The Plotters has the potential to satisfy that boozy reactionary of English letters, as a hired gun lines up his prey in the telescopic...
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    ‘The Plotters’ is a chilling portrait of a killer for hire

    U.S.A.
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    January 23, 2019
    It’s a bull market for fictional hit men. Among recent assassin-centric thrillers is Malcolm Mackay’s brilliant Glasgow Trilogy: “The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter,” “How a Gunman Says Goodbye” and “The Sudden Arrival of Violence,” plus a couple of stand-alones by the same author. Now comes...
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    After K-pop, translated Korean books are now the latest obsession — here are the top Korean authors you should read right now

    Singapore
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    February 18, 2019
    From K-pop girl groups to the trend-setting runways of Seoul Fashion Week, South Korea has the world transfixed with their unique take on arts and culture. With more than 80 literary works set to be translated and published in 22 languages, Korean authors are now set to spark plenty of buzz in 2019...
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    • Russian

    Что читать этой осенью? Отвечают представители книжных издательств

    Russia
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    August 13, 2019
    Планировщики» Ким Онсу В начале осени издадим «Планировщиков» корейца Ким Онсу. Надо сказать, что в Южной Корее вслед за кинематографическим бумом явно начинается литературный.
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    • Italian

    Ho imparato a uccidere

    Italy
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    July 7, 2019
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    • Polish

    Kim Un-Su – Likwidator. Zabijanie za pieniądze to praca

    Poland
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    July 29, 2019
    Niejaki Reseng to zabójca na zlecenia, które przychodzą z… biblioteki. I to on opowiada czytelnikowi swoją historię znaczoną mordami tylko i wyłącznie dla pieniędzy. A przy tym opisuje przemiany społeczno polityczne w Korei Południowej, które jakoś dziwnie można by i dopasować do zupełnie innych...
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    • French

    Un Roman Noir pour l'Eté : Les Planificateurs

    France
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    July 8, 2019
    C’est l’une des rares romans policiers venus de Corée du Sud. Et quel roman ! Dans le monde hiérarchisé du crime, chacun est à sa place ; du côté des exécutants, Laeseang, 32 ans, est un assassin aux rares qualités professionnelles. Auxquelles s’ajoute une passion dévorante (mais qui ne lui fait...

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