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[Book Review] Please Look After Mom – Shin Kyung Sook

A million-plus-copy best seller in Korea—a magnificent English-language debut poised to become an international sensation—this is the stunning, deeply moving story of a family’s search for their mother, who goes missing one afternoon amid the crowds of the Seoul Station subway.

Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.

You will never think of your mother the same way again after you read this book.

Comments

Ceritanya beralur lambat, dan agak boring di beberapa bagian. Ceritanya menggunakan sudut pandang orang lain; dan menceritakan perasaan anggota keluarga yang lain ketika ibu mereka menghilang dan mengulang kembali kenangan-kenangan akan masa lalu bersama sang ibu.

Agak melankolis dan heartbreaking di beberapa adegan, namun saya kurang bisa menikmati  membacanya. Saya masih baru dalam genre ini; drama keluarga ala Jepang, sehingga saya gak nyaman membaca cerita yang beralur lambat seperti ini.

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