Richard E. Kim, The Martyred

The Martyred by Richard E. Kim My rating: 4 of 5 stars Richard E. Kim's The Martyred was published to great sales and acclaim in 1964. It dominated the bestseller list, earned comparisons to Camus and Dostoevsky, and boasted blurbs from Pearl S. Buck and Philip Roth. Kim was born in what is now North … Continue reading Richard E. Kim, The Martyred

Han Kang, The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian by Han Kang My rating: 2 of 5 stars But I fear something more insidious than traditional stupidity turns mediocrities like KnausgÃ¥rd into modern Prousts. I believe these encomia stem from a sense of guilt and overcompensation. A few years ago people learned with shock that Americans don't translate a lot; this served … Continue reading Han Kang, The Vegetarian