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Diary of a Murderer: And Other Stories

Diary of a Murderer: And Other Stories
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Diary of a Murderer: And Other Stories
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  • ISBN: 9781838950040
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Kim Byeongsu is losing his mind. Quite literally. He keeps forgetting the little things in life, like basic words, whether or not he has a dog, the last time he killed someone...

In his prime, Byeongsu was one of the best murderers around, spending years obsessively trying to perfect his technique, only killing in the pursuit of artistry. And then he gave it all up to be a dedicated father to his adopted-daughter, Eunhui. Now though, suffering from the onset of dementia, he decides to come out of retirement one last time and for one final target: his daughter's boyfriend, who he believes is a serial killer just like him. After all, it takes a one to know one.

In other dark and glittering tales, an affair between two childhood friends questions the limits of loyalty and love; a family disintegrates after a baby son is kidnapped and recovered years later; and a wild, erotic pursuit of creativity might just come at the expense of all sanity.


Filled with the kind of sublime, galvanizing stories that strike like a lightning bolt, searing your nerves ... It's easy enough to see why Kim is acclaimed as the best writer of his generation; pick up this book and find out for yourself., Nylon

Kim employs a wry, detached style throughout this collection. There's much dark humour, which spills into absurd comedy in his final tale... Emotional displacement is the heart of the matter and Kim reminds us of the peril, in our personal lives as well as in society at large, of forgetting our history., Guardian

This dark, innovative story collection from Kim is rife with grim plots and unreliable narrators ... The best stories are engrossing and disturbing, and are excellent showcases of Kim's talent., Publishers Weekly

Kim is expert at finding the humanity inside the other, the comedy inside the tragedy, and the twisted within the seemingly normal., CrimeReads

These tales of obsession reverberate with the hard, cool, and dryly comic voice of one of South Korea's most versatile writers ... Creeping anxiety and Kafkaesque humor meld in [the] deceptively intricate novella...The other three stories retain the first one's chilliness (sustained nicely with help from Lee's translation) ... A lively, enthralling introduction to [Kim's] eclectic artistry., Kirkus Reviews

Needless to say, I'm already beguiled., Huffington Post

Explosive stories in which fathers are serial killers, the kidnapped find their way back home and more., Paperback Paris

Kim delicately weaves philosophical debates on the nature of happiness and morality into his characters' inner narrations. Both jarring and atmospheric, this is a cerebrally satisfying collection., Booklist

Spiky, quirky reading for all short story fans, whether of literary or pop bent., Library Journal

Quirky... draws readers deeply into the protagonist's voice... a compelling narrator, Alana Mohamed, The Atlantic
Detalii
Autor YOUNG-HA, Kim
An apariţie 2020
Editura Atlantic
Nr pagini 208
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: young-ha kim