Review: Kang’s The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian

Han Kang

Creepy. Super creepy. Disturbing. Interlocking stories revolving around an abused and disturbed women who turn to vegetarianism appears to instigate a series of events which destroy both her and her family.

Of course, it isn’t actually her vegetarianism. It’s about the violence directed at her, the mental illness that violence (may?) have caused. The idealizations of her held by the men around her. The expectations of her family. The (misplaced) determination to become some better than her broken self.

An incredible book whose power defies explanation. Not for the faint of her as it is unendingly sad and disturbing but still

Recommended.

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