The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian

Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision to embrace a more “plant-like” existence is a shocking act of subversion. And as her passive rebellion manifests in ever more extreme and frightening forms, scandal, abuse, and estrangement begin to send Yeong-hye spiraling deep into the spaces of her fantasy. In a complete metamorphosis of both mind and body, her now dangerous endeavor will take Yeong-hye—impossibly, ecstatically, tragically—far from her once-known self altogether.

Title:The Vegetarian
Edition Language:English
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    The Vegetarian Reviews

  • Sean Barrs

    This book wasn’t a casual read for me. This is deeply personal to my own beliefs. I’m a vegan. This book sung a song that I heard in my marrow; it made me realise so much. As a vegan I’ve experi...

  • Matthew

    Well . . . um . . . yeah . . . soI guess that was good . . . maybe . . .Kinda weird . . . I think . . .Definitely a bit much . . . oh, no doubt . . . but . . .Poignant perhaps . . . certainly heart st...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Update: Han Kang's book, "The Vegetarian", is the Man Booker international winner Wow...********ZERO spoilers I'm going to share my experience....and hope to find other readers to discuss this book wi...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    wtfno.Book 10 of 30 for my 30 day reading challenge. And now I'm 3 days behind on my challenge because this book was exhausting to get through....

  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~

    Nope. This is the story of two sisters & their husbands & one woman's tendency toward violent, graphic dreams. Honestly, I'm not sure what I was supposed to take from this book & I'm not going to pret...

  • Felice Laverne

    “Though the ostensible reason for her not wanting Yeong-hye to be discharged, the reason that she gave the doctor, was this worry about a possible relapse, now she was able to admit to herself what ...

  • Edward Lorn

    Update #2: I've gotten enough comments from dudes for me to update this review. Oddly enough, it's just dudes, too. No woman has commented about how I'm wrong about Kang saying the book is an allegory...

  • Justin

    Honestly, in this case, I'm much more interested in reading other people's reviews of the book rather than writing my own. I just feel like there are so many layers here, so many things that need to b...

  • Megan Johnson

    Han Kang's novel, 'The Vegetarian,' tells the story of Yeong-hye. Having recently had a dream that has convinced her to cease eating any meat whatsoever, and finds that such a decision is affect nearl...

  • Cecily

    How to review this cold, voyeuristic, sexy, ugly, beautiful, disturbing novella?The single story is told in three sections, from three points of view - in three different genres: from a domestic drama...