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The Vegetarian

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NewYearNewNickname Thu 02-Mar-17 19:34:35

Anyone read it? Would you recommend?

NewYearNewNickname Thu 02-Mar-17 19:36:10

Meant to add I have tried a search but it just brought up reams of AIBU about vegetarians!

littlerach Thu 02-Mar-17 19:37:56

Litsy recommend it hugely - it's o my list smile

StewieGMum Thu 02-Mar-17 19:39:01

By Han King?

I've read it. It's utterly glorious. The writing is beautiful. But, it's not erotic. Not in any way, shape or form. In fact, it's the exact opposite. I loved it but I think the reviewers who call it erotic have been inhaling too many toxic tire fumes.

SatsukiKusakabe Thu 02-Mar-17 21:09:29

I quite liked it. It's an interesting read and quite well written but thought it had the feel of a short story. Not 'meaty' enough for a novel (apologies...blush)

hesterton Thu 02-Mar-17 21:10:49

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Pipsqueak11 Thu 02-Mar-17 21:12:29

odd and quirky . i think i liked it but i am not 100%

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Thu 02-Mar-17 22:20:50

One of my favourite reads last year, purely because it's beautifully written and totally bizarre!

Definitely not erotic.

Did have a bit of a giggle in the first few pages due to the bluntness in describing his wife etc

JemimaMuddledUp Fri 03-Mar-17 06:19:41

I enjoyed it, but it was very strange.

NewYearNewNickname Fri 03-Mar-17 16:19:00

Thanks for the responses everyone, I have decided to go for it but have made a deal with myself to not buy any more books until I have read one of my tbr so need to get on and do that first!
I like the reviews, odd / quirky appeals and I agree re the first few pages TripTrap as I have had a sneaky peak in Waterstones

crapfatbanana Fri 10-Mar-17 12:17:59

It's excellent. Very different from everything else I read last year.

RhuBarbarella Sat 11-Mar-17 15:36:38

Yes, I liked it too. It is different and it reminded me of why I used to have a thing for Asian literature. It is so not English!

Deathraystare Fri 12-May-17 09:54:17

I am looking forward to reading it!

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