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R. O. Kwon

Teoksen The incendiaries tekijä

3+ teosta 1,052 jäsentä 53 arvostelua

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Image credit: R.O. Kwon speaks on a panel discussion at the National Book Festival, August 31, 2019. Photo by Kimberly T. Powell/Library of Congress. By Library of Congress Life - 20190831KP0107.jpg, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82899184

Tekijän teokset

The incendiaries (2018) 802 kappaletta, 45 arvostelua
Kink: Stories (2021) — Toimittaja — 217 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Exhibit: A Novel (2024) 33 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua

Associated Works

Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Avustaja — 217 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
The Best Small Fictions 2016 (2016) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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Seoul, South Korea
Los Angeles, California, USA
Yale University



They lyrical style is lovely to read as the characters explore their individual pain and how it can interact with another. The idea of the unreliable narrator pervades the novel though it shifts through each of the three offered perspectives. I absolutely love the turn at the end of the novel. The reader is left with an unspoken understanding Kwon accomplishes gracefully.
While not the type of novel I'd have thought to read, I was pleasantly surprised by it's depth.
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illarai | 44 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 26, 2024 |
I thought the execution of this book would be very different. I'm glad I read it, though.
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iszevthere | 1 muu arvostelu | Jun 20, 2024 |
[b:The Incendiaries|36679056|The Incendiaries|R.O. Kwon|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1512834150s/36679056.jpg|55674919] is filled with good writing, with metaphors and sentences that sing on just about every page, perhaps even getting in the way of the story. Details (food, alcohol, clothing, decor, cell phones) are stunning. The key characters are three, two men and a young Korean American woman attending a posh East Coast college. One of the men, John Leal, becomes seduced by religion and a pro-life cult out of North Korea, eventually ensnaring Phoebe in Jejah with their increasingly violent plans for domestic terrorism. Most of the book is told by the left-behind lover Will who commits an unforgivable transgression against Phoebe spurring her departure. Odd things pop up, like a long list of names of the infant dead noted in a graveyard. As Crystal Paul writes in the Seattle Times: She does not let her characters off the hook for their detestable behaviors, but she does not villainize them beyond human recognition either. They blow up buildings, manipulate and hurt people, sometimes navel-gaze to an eye-rolling degree. They are troubled and troubling characters and they are precisely as comprehensible and infuriating as they should be.Not an easy read, it kept my interest as do most books of masterful writing.
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featherbooks | 44 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 7, 2024 |
You have to be in the mood for a book like Exhibit by RO Kwon — ready for very complex characters written in bits and spurts of memory and scenes. Kwon is an excellent writer showing off with sharp sentences and broad ideas, but with little plot and a lot of jumping around the book can be difficult to follow at times. Exhibit is not for someone looking for a light, easy read, but those seeking an intense examination of women and relationships will not be disappointed.
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Hccpsk | 1 muu arvostelu | Nov 28, 2023 |



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