Apr 1, 2022

Book Beginning: Lemon by Kwon Yeo-sun

 


Lemon by Kwon Yeo-sun is described as loosely following the structure of a detective novel. The mysterious death of a high school beauty is revisited seventeen years later; the story is told mainly by the victim's sister and also by others at different time periods. The book "explores grief and trauma, raising important questions about guilt, retribution, and the meaning of death and life."

Book beginning: 

 I imagine what happened inside one police interrogation room so many years ago. By imagine, I don't mean invent. But it's not like I was actually there, so I don't know what to actually call it. I picture the scene from that day, based on what he told me and some other clues, my own experience and conclusions.

Page 56:

Mother, with her voice shaking, ordered me not to go anywhere, to lock the door and stay put. 

 

 Lemon by Kwon Yeo-sun, October 12, 2021, Other Press


Would you read on?

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30 comments:

  1. Yes, the snippets from the book does make one curious. Haven't read it as yet, but...soon.

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  2. Sounds good, but rather on the heavy side. Very much the same with my choice for today's post.

    Happy reading and have a good weekend!

    Elza Reads

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    1. A more serious book than the cover and title suggest, yes.

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  3. That sounds like an interesting take on an investigation. Probably not my style, but intriguing! Happy Reading!

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  4. This sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. Thank goodness for the tiny word 'novel' on the cover. I thought it was nonfiction. My Friday quotes from the Silent Patient

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    1. Yes, the cover doesn’t give anything away

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  6. The description --and the cover-- is definitely gripping. I'd be curious how you like it once you've read it.

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  7. It sure does sound very interesting. And I would read on!

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  8. Very mysterious and enticing!! Happy weekend!

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    1. Yes, especially the lemon color of the book.

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  9. It sounds interesting; I'd give it a try. :)

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  10. The excerpts sound really interesting. I'd want to read more.

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  11. I'm not sure it would be for me, but I do hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend!

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  12. This was much better than I thought it would be; Hope you enjoy it.

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  13. The title alone is such an unexpected choice for a mystery. I would read on.

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    1. It misled me into thinking the book was a regular novel.

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  14. Intriguing. Thanks for the post.

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  15. Glad you like it. Thanks for visiting

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  16. This sounds like a book I'd love to read. Will keep this in mind. :)

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