Human Acts by Han Kang
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is heavy. It doesn't sneak up on you as the novel opens on a room full of corpses, but it does grow steadily more emotional.
This is a reminder to people who grow lazy and ignorant in comfortable democracies what the loss of democracy is really like. The right to peaceably assemble- protesting- is a right in free countries because when it is not, nothing else is free.
But this novel is also a general condemnation of humanity, and it stings.
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