Picture of author.

Kyung-sook Shin

Forfatter af Pas godt på mor

10+ Works 2,130 Members 127 Reviews 3 Favorited

Om forfatteren

Værker af Kyung-sook Shin

Pas godt på mor (2008) 1,506 eksemplarer
I'll Be Right There (2010) 199 eksemplarer
The Court Dancer (2012) 166 eksemplarer
Violets (2001) 108 eksemplarer
The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness (2008) 101 eksemplarer
I Went To See My Father: A Novel (2023) 40 eksemplarer
The Place Where the Harmonium Was (2012) 7 eksemplarer
Lysine. 2 (Korean edition) (2007) 1 eksemplar
Leegin .1 (Korean edition) (2007) 1 eksemplar
종소리 (2003) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Rainy Spell and Other Korean Stories (1983) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer

Satte nøgleord på

Almen Viden

Kanonisk navn
Shin, Kyung-sook
Fødselsdato
1963-01-12
Køn
female
Nationalitet
South Korea
Fødested
Jeongeup-si, South Korea
Bopæl
Seoul, South Korea
Uddannelse
Seoul Institute of the Arts
Kort biografi
KYUNG-SOOK SHIN, the author of seventeen books, is one of South Korea’s most widely read and acclaimed writers. Her best seller Please Look After Mom has been translated into more than thirty languages. She has been honored with the Man Asian Literary Prize, the Manhae Prize, the Dong-in Literary Award, the Yi Sang Literary Prize, and France’s Prix de l’Inaperçu, as well as the Ho-Am Prize in the Arts, awarded for her body of work for general achievement in Korean culture and the arts.

Medlemmer

Anmeldelser

While I enjoyed reading this, I spent quite a bit of the time thinking that I had no idea where this book was going or what it was trying to do. Thinking to myself — are the violets a metaphor? A metaphor for what? What is going on with this character? Am I just being dense, too exhausted or distracted to get it, or is this intentional?

Things mostly came together for me in the final scenes, but they didn't REALLY click until I read the author's afterword. This was a very rare case where I wish I had read the afterword first, I think I would have gotten more out of the book. (Normally I don't even read introductions.) The book is a little drifty sometimes (but of course, so is San, the main character), and San's behavior is often odd and difficult to identify with or even understand. I think the back copy set me up to expect a different kind of book than what the author was trying to deliver. (I was reading an ARC though, maybe the published version is different?)

There was a lot of loneliness here, and a few scenes that I think will really stick with me. I am definitely glad that I read it, and am more likely now to seek out other books by Shin.
… (mere)
½
 
Markeret
greeniezona | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 18, 2024 |
A very highly regarded and very well-reviewed book that, in the end, left me pretty much unaffected. Mom goes missing and the rest of the book is about her children and her husband as they reflect on Mom even as they search for her. Nothing exceptional, to my mind, about the recollections and stories, happy moments, regrets, etc. Disappointing.
 
Markeret
Gypsy_Boy | 101 andre anmeldelser | Aug 26, 2023 |
I did not understand this book AT ALL.
 
Markeret
blueskygreentrees | 101 andre anmeldelser | Jul 30, 2023 |
This was hard for me to get through. The slow-pace and somewhat disjointed, stream-of-consciousness structure made it hard for me to get into the story and the characters' lives. There was a lot to like from this book as it delved into complicated familial relationships and all the sides of people you love that you don't always recognize. It was just hit-and-miss with poignant thoughts scattered in stretches that could barely hold my attention.
 
Markeret
solenophage | Apr 30, 2023 |

Lister

Hæderspriser

Måske også interessante?

Associated Authors

Statistikker

Værker
10
Also by
1
Medlemmer
2,130
Popularitet
#12,083
Vurdering
3.8
Anmeldelser
127
ISBN
116
Sprog
21
Udvalgt
3

Diagrammer og grafer