The Vegetarian: A Novel

by Han Kang | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1846276039 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Vilda of Stockholm, Södermanland Sweden on 6/10/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by Vilda from Stockholm, Södermanland Sweden on Saturday, June 10, 2017
Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plant-like' existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares. In South Korea, where vegetarianism is almost unheard-of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision is a shocking act of subversion. Her passive rebellion manifests in ever more bizarre and frightening forms, leading her bland husband to self-justified acts of sexual sadism. His cruelties drive her towards attempted suicide and hospitalisation. She unknowingly captivates her sister's husband, a video artist. She becomes the focus of his increasingly erotic and unhinged artworks, while spiralling further and further into her fantasies of abandoning her fleshly prison and becoming - impossibly, ecstatically - a tree.

Journal Entry 2 by Vilda at Stockholm, Södermanland Sweden on Saturday, June 10, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (6/11/2017 UTC) at Stockholm, Södermanland Sweden

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På utlån till Västkusten! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by Panzeranzi at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Thursday, June 22, 2017
Tack!

17/8-17
Oj. Vilken smärtsam berättelse om en värld där kvinnor som inte kan/vill anpassa sig inte får plats. Intressant och lite frustrerande att inte få Yeong-hyes egen berättelse, utan istället få den berättad utifrån. Det här är en läsupplevelse jag kommer att bära med mig.

Journal Entry 4 by Panzeranzi at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (8/18/2017 UTC) at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden

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Tack för lånet!

Journal Entry 5 by Vilda at Stockholm, Södermanland Sweden on Monday, August 21, 2017
Åter hos mig! Tack!

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