Always a reader. Writing to remember and to share my thoughts on the books I read.
Human Acts by Han Kang comprises memories about the 1980 Gwangju Uprising in South Korea, narrowed down to the memories surrounding the death of one young man named Dong-Ho. In interconnected chapters, the book depicts the events and their aftermath through different perspectives. This book, though fiction, bears witness to a dark event in history. Fiction is not history, but can certainly point to history I may never otherwise have learned. A tragic and haunting book.
Read my complete review at Memories From Books - Human Acts
Reviewed for the Penguin First to Read program.