The Vegetarian
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The Vegetarian-Book Review

The Vegetarian-Book Review

Book: The Vegetarian

Author: Han Kang,

Deborah Smith (Translator)

Rating: 1/5



Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision to embrace a more “plant-like” existence is a shocking act of subversion. And as her passive rebellion manifests in ever more extreme and frightening forms, scandal, abuse, and estrangement begin to send Yeong-hye spiraling deep into the spaces of her fantasy. In a complete metamorphosis of both mind and body, her now dangerous endeavor will take Yeong-hye—impossibly, ecstatically, tragically—far from her once-known self altogether.


I am not sure if the title of the book goes in hand with the story.

The story revolves to be more of a depiction of mental illnesses, but it is quite confusing and overwhelming.

After i finished the book, my only thought was “What did I just read?!” And nope I did not grasp any of it and it was exhausting to finish.


“Kind people who put others before themselves would be the first to die. It was the ruthless and the selfish who would survive.”

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