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The White Book
The White Book | Han Kang
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Nidhi_Ashok
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Something that seems unconnected but is connected. A refreshing new concept of the book. @AkashPhoenix #7days7covers #day1 love for pristine white!!

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Abailliekaras
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Mehso-so

A beautifully translated, delicate work with a melancholic tone. It‘s a series of vignettes circling around the death of Han Kang‘s sister before she was born. This would work well if you read it mindfully, one each day - almost like a meditation. But it‘s not a book to entertain & keep you turning the page. I‘m an impatient reader so it didn‘t suit me. ;) #womenintranslation #witmonth

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ReadingEnvy
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This was an impulse checkout from the public library - a woman moves to Warsaw in winter and is inspired by a sister who died before she was born to meditate on the color white. What follows feels like essay, like Knausgard with his lists of topics in his seasonal books, but with a definite female perspective. TW for infant death and war violence.

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decembersveryown
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I‘ve been intrigued about this book for quite some time and have finally chosen tonight to read it. I‘m starting to realize I‘ve become a mood reader and have slowly accepted that it isn‘t necessarily a bad thing... I just have a lot of books that I want to read 😅🙃 I really enjoyed The Vegetarian and am confident that The White Book will deliver.

We‘ll see! 😃

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Anna40
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Reading this book is like walking through a museum and looking at an exhibition of photographs, each depicting a place, animal, landscape, snow or people (white being the predominantly used color) and looking at the exhibits through the eyes of the author. Each 'photograph' also depicts grief, death, birth, physical pain, life. An extraordinary collection of masterpieces, not for everyone, but I loved it.

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Bookwomble
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I mispprehended the nature of this book when I bought it, thinking it a series of prose-poem meditations on white things, which it is, but not realising the interconnectedness of the chapter-verses, linked as they are by the neo-natal death of the author's older sister. I'm not sure I would have bought it knowing it's subject [I've had enough of death and near-death this year], but sometimes a book finds us rather than the other way.

TrishB So true. 7mo
saresmoore Mmm, yes. 7mo
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Bookwomble
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"Each moment is a leap forwards from the brink of an invisible cliff, where time's keen edges are constantly renewed. We lift our foot from the solid ground of all our life lived thus far, and take that perilous step out into the empty air."

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Well-ReadNeck
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https://wellreadneck.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/the-white-book-han-kang-2-21/

Been behind with sharing my blog posts, but this goodie came out last week. Worth adding to your TBR!

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mreads
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Pickpick

A series of meditations on white and white objects as a way of contemplating the impact of her older sister who died in her mother's arms only a few hours old. Beautiful spare writing and formatted not surprisingly with lots of white space on the page.

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mania
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Han Kang's writing was excellent as always but the book as a whole did not make the same strong impression that The Vegetarian or The Human Acts had. A quick read, but I might come back to this in a year or so and see if it will feel differently..

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Well-ReadNeck
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This genre-bending novel purports to be a series of writings about things that are white. the writings are all brief and poetic. this novel tells the story of a twin, born before the narrator, who died shortly after being born. At times, this book reads like a personal memoir or diary, at times, like poems. There is a dreamlike quality to the writing and both the subject and form seem, like The Vegetarian, subversive. #netgalley

Emilymdxn I loved this too! 13mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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#TBRTuesday

I‘m not likely to get through all of these, but this is my reading list for the week!!!

MayJasper Good luck 13mo
BeckyMerilatt I loved Witch Elm. Soooo much. The Murakami was great too. 13mo
Emilymdxn I need to read Killing Comendatore, it‘s sitting on my kindle and I need to make time 13mo
Schuhbox I‘m currently listening to The Witch‘s Elm. I‘m having a difficult time with it. 13mo
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overtheedge
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I really enjoyed 'Human Acts', and am delighted to have received this ARC. A collection of poems about objects that are white.....due 2-12-2019. I cant wait to start this today!
Love Han Kang!
#TheWhiteBook. #NetGalley

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LeePeckover
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This book is so beautiful.

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Sheetal
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Amazing read ♥️

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tstan
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#southkorea #readaroundtheworld
Oh my goodness. This is so hard to explain. It‘s about grief: specifically the loss of the narrator‘s older, premature sister. At times it‘s heartbreaking. Others, it‘s a little out there. But the flow of the language is captivating- I‘m going to assume that the translator did a fantastic job. I will be thinking about this for a long time.

JenP Sounds good! 1y
tstan It was- I‘ve seen very mixed reviews, but I loved it. I think the reader has to be in the right frame of mind, and just let the words flow. 1y
BookwormM I didn‘t connect with this one the writing is beautiful but I just didn‘t feel the emotion 1y
Booksnchill Just got this from Book depository- finally! 1y
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kathedron
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My daughter's #bookhaul from yesterday.
(At least one of us isn't just buying dead white blokes.)

kaysworld1 Hello there I got told to message you about #jbuk? I hope I'm getting this right x 1y
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BookwormM
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#MBI2018 #SouthKorea #Readaroundtheworld

While this book is beautifully written and poetic I just couldn‘t connect with it, for a book about grief it failed to even make me a little sad.

I liked the idea that the story was told through a series of items that were white but I object to the amount of blank pages in the print addition yes I am sure they have a deeper meaning but I just kept thinking of the trees.

Unique but not for me.

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charl08
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This came highly recommended, but I think it might be a bit too deep for my current mood.

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ju.ca.no
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Poetic book about whiteness, snow, frost, death, loss and a feeling of oppression. Fragile fragments and lots of breathtaking beauty. Han Kang proves her amazing talent once more! 5/5🌟

ephemeralwaltz The translation of her books is amazing work. Still haven't read The Vegetarian but looking forward to it! 2y
ju.ca.no @ephemeralwaltz it really impressed me as well! 😍 2y
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ju.ca.no
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It‘s really hard to stick to a bookbuying ban IN a bookshop. (I needed a new notebook so I had to go there. Not my fault at all) ? but I just loved the other books by Kang too much, I couldn‘t possibly walk past this!

@JuSt1 wie ich befürchtet hab? @maralinchen

maralinchen @ju.ca.no i am so proud of you🤣.. only one, it looks like😍 2y
Kalalalatja There was NO WAY you were walking out of there without a book 😂 2y
ju.ca.no @maralinchen yeees only one💪🏼😂😂 @Kalalalatja haha yep. I never even had that much faith in myself, it was clear for me from the beginning that that would not work🙈🙈 2y
ephemeralwaltz Jealous! 2y
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fleeting
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I had difficulty connecting with this book. Couldn't help but compare this to Ann Carson, Maggie Nelson's Bluets, and even Roland Barthes' Mourning Diary. All of those have different styles and ways of dealing with grief. But this book felt like it was withholding something, as if the writer herself, in an attempt to make sense of her loss, still couldn't quite grasp what she was looking for or working on.

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Emilymdxn
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3/6 on #manbookerinternational2018 and South Korea for #litworld2018gb #readingaroundtheworld !

I absolutely adored this book. I think it suited me personally best of all the booker ones so far but I don‘t know if I‘d say it was better than Frankenstein in Baghdad or not, I think that was a better done book in some ways just not very me. Hmm not sure. Both books amazing tho

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Emilymdxn
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Really loving this next one from the #manbookerinternational2018 shortlist so far! It might be the most ‘me‘ of all the books on there

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Simona
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Non-conventional novel, whose main thread is death and white color. It is written in vignettes, imageries and that creates very poetic vibes.
Excellent prose, interesting combination of a different media, but unfortunately - this book was not for me and my ‘review‘ stems solely from my lack of interest 🤷‍♀️

ephemeralwaltz Oooh interesting. Might be a bit too experimental for me as well. I almost bought it a few weeks ago but I‘ll put it off for a while. 2y
Simona @ephemeralwaltz I liked Vegetarian, but this one reminds me more on some art performance/installations rather than novel 🤔 2y
ephemeralwaltz @Simona I understand. I haven‘t read The Vegetarian yet but I really liked Human Acts! 2y
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readinginthedark This sounds more my speed than Vegetarian. 🤔 Might give it a try! 2y
Simona @readinginthedark If you like modern art and experimental writing, yes, you should try this one. 2y
Simona @ephemeralwaltz Human Acts is still in my TBR pile ... 2y
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Emilymdxn
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Bought another one from the Man Booker International longlist! No way I‘ll get through all of them tho there‘s so many and so many of them are quite difficult reads. I don‘t suppose anyone knows of anyone else who‘s trying to read them??

KellyHunsakerReads Me. But it is slow going and I haven‘t located copies of several. 2y
Emilymdxn @Hunsakermountain I‘m currently half way through my third one and only have copies of two more so I feel you 😕 2y
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ephemeralwaltz
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So many on this list that I'm very excited to read!

Announcement video --> https://youtu.be/Z937VDTXTgI

😍

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Liberty
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Afternoon reading. 📖

Bambolina_81 Looking forward to this week's episode of All the Books @Liberty as I need some new release inspiration! It's downloaded and ready to go. 2y
ephemeralwaltz Almost bought this the other day! 2y
SaraBeagle I am so excited to read this one! 2y
batsy Looking forward to this! 2y
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Picaveli
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DennisJacobRosenfeld
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This will probably be my next-to-last-read of 2017. I was not a fan of Vegetarian, but this is immensely beautiful and poetic. The translation by Deborah Smith is great. The roll is homemade by my girlfriend.

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