While scanning over the bookshelves at the library, seeing a book titled, ‘The vegetarian’, while being one, was interesting. Would it actually be about someone with the same diet as me? Would it be pushing some agenda? What I read was far more painful. At times it felt like I was reading a horror story that didn’t need impossible monsters or prolonged scenes or eery anticipation. The vegetarian, written by Han Kang, and translated from Korean by Deborah Smith, is not an easy and at times enjoyable read. But, there are aspects of its raw indulgences and brutal engagings’, that makes it hard to leave unread. Published in Korean as…
The time I got asked this question, I was having the worst time of my life (to date) and I couldn't help thinking a couple of choice words about this man.