About Me

My photo
This blog is the work of an educated civilian, not of an expert in the fields discussed.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Vegetarian

This Korean novel was only recently translated and concerns a psychological decline of a woman (mainly viewed thru three perspectives: husband, brother-in-law [a bit pathetic but for me came off the best], sister). We get hints problems were around for some time behind a bland facade but things started with "a dream" that led her to choose to become a vegetarian. Meat and her husband's body suddenly disgusted her. Certain interactions with her family were catalyst for two major breakdowns; were they inevitable? Whole thing is metaphorical and overall well-written though think it could have ended ten pages sooner.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for your .02!