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    • Polish

    LIKWIDATOR, KIM UN-SU

    Poland
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    June 17, 2019
    Według światowych mediów nadchodzi trend na thrillery kryminalne z Azji. Jednym z pierwszych zwiastunów nowej mody ma być świetnie oceniana powieść "Likwidator" koreańskiego autora Kima Un-su. To intrygująca książka pełna ekscentrycznych postaci, spisków i czarnego humoru doprawiona egzotyką i...
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    The Plotters

    Australia
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    2018
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    The important thing is not who pulls the trigger but who’s behind the person who pulls the trigger—the plotters, the masterminds working in the shadows. Raised by Old Raccoon in The Library of Dogs,...
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    • English

    Thriller's a movie beaming off the pages

    Singapore
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    May 28, 2019
    The Plotters by South Korean writer Kim Un-Su is one such book. It is poised somewhere between the viscerally pulpy John Wick film franchise and Ernest Hemingway's fatalistic 1927 short story The Killers, but with an entirely Korean sensibility. It is a superb example of its genre, insofar as...
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    • Swedish

    Han Kang och Kim Un-Su till Bokmässan

    Sweden
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    Apr 15, 2019
    I höst deltar Kim Un-Su, Han Kang och övriga sydkoreanska gästerna i en rad aktiviteter och seminarium, för att belysa sin vardag som författare och den rådande kulturella och politiska situationen i sitt hemland.
    • Article
    • Swedish

    Pressmeddelande Prisbelönta Han Kang kommer till årets Bokmässa

    Sweden
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    Apr 15, 2019
    Sydkorea är i år hedersgäst och temaland på Bokmässan den 26–29 september. Landets litteratur, kultur och samhälle kommer att speglas genom Sydkoreas främsta författare och poeter. En av gästerna som kommer till mässan är den prisbelönta författaren Han Kang. I år är det också 60 år sedan Sverige...
  • DIE PLOTTER

    Germany
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    2018
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Raeseng ist Killer von Beruf, seit ihn Old Raccoon als Kind bei sich aufnahm und ausbildete. Aufgewachsen an einem geheimen Rückzugsort in Seoul, einer Bibliothek voller alter Bücher, gehört er zur...
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    • English

    ‘The Plotters’ offers chilling portrait of killer for hire

    U.S.A.
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    Jan 24, 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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    • English

    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...
    • Article
    • English

    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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    • Russian

    Новые Гэлбрейт, Несбе, Сальников и Уэльбек, неизданный Набоков 25 книг, которые мы (очень) ждем в 2019 году

    Latvia
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    Jan, 19. 2019
    Литературный критик «Медузы» Галина Юзефович рассказывает о самых интересных книгах, которые выйдут в России в 2019 году. В список вошли как книги, написанные на русском языке, так и переводные; как художественная проза, так и нон-фикшн; как современные литературные произведения, так и классика, до...

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