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Luminous A Powerful Meditation On What Immigrants Sacrifice To Achieve A Home In The World Junot Diaz Gripping A Stunning Achievement, Full Of Heart, Full Of Grace, Full Of Truth Erica Wagner A Deep, Broad, Addictive History Of A Korean Family In Japan Enduring And Prospering Through The Th Century David Mitchell, Guardian A Rich, Moving Novel About Exile, Identity And The Determination To Endure Sunday Times Vivid And Immersive, Pachinko Is A Rich Tribute To A People That History Seems Intent On Erasing Guardian The Work Of A Writer In Complete Control Of Her Characters And Her Story And With An Intense Awareness Of The Importance Of Her Heritage Told With Such Flair And Linguistic Dexterity That I Found Myself Unable To Put It Down Every Year, There Are A Few Standout Novels That Survive Long Past The Hype Has Died Down And The Hyperbolic Compliments From Friends Scattered Across The Dust Jacket Have Been Forgotten Pachinko, A Masterpiece Of Empathy, Integrity And Familial Loyalty, Will Be One Of Those Novels John Boyne, Irish Times We Never Feel History Being Spoon Fed To Us It Is Wholly Absorbed Into Character And Story, Which Is No Mean Feat For A Novel Covering Almost A Century Of History Financial Times An Epic, Multi Generational Saga Mail On Sunday, Best Of A Great Book, A Passionate Story, A Novel Of Magisterial Sweep It S Also Fiendishly Readable The Real Deal An Instant Classic, A Quick Page Turner, And Probably The Best Book Of The Year Darin Strauss, New York Times Bestselling Author Of Chang And Eng A Long, Complex Book, It Wears Its Research Lightly, And Is A Page Turner You Can Sense The Author S Love And Understanding For All The Characters, The Good And The Flawed Irish Examiner Shortlisted For The National Book Award One Of The New York Times S Best Books Of Selected For Emma Watson S Our Shared Shelf Book Club This Is A Captivating Book Min Jin Lee S Novel Takes Us Through Four Generations And Each Character S Search For Identity And Success It S A Powerful Story About Resilience And Compassion BARACK OBAMA Yeongdo, Korea In A Small Fishing Village On The Banks Of The East Sea, A Club Footed, Cleft Lipped Man Marries A Fifteen Year Old Girl The Couple Have One Child, Their Beloved Daughter Sunja When Sunja Falls Pregnant By A Married Yakuza, The Family Face Ruin But Then Isak, A Christian Minister, Offers Her A Chance Of Salvation A New Life In Japan As His Wife Following A Man She Barely Knows To A Hostile Country In Which She Has No Friends, No Home, And Whose Language She Cannot Speak, Sunja S Salvation Is Just The Beginning Of Her Story Through Eight Decades And Four Generations, Pachinko Is An Epic Tale Of Family, Identity, Love, Death And Survival


5 thoughts on “Pachinko: The New York Times Bestseller (English Edition)

  1. Ed Baines Ed Baines says:

    I expected to love this, but didn t however the historical aspect of how the Japanese treated the Koreans was interesting It was hard to relate to the characters because of the continual jumps in periods, and I didn t find all of them convincing Still it was worth the read.


  2. Ángel Vilar Ángel Vilar says:

    It is a great story along almost 100 years of a family saga It follows the 20th century history of occupied Korea and then Japan before, during and after the war, the characters are so vivid and well described it creates a conection hard to find these days Highly recommended.


  3. Claudia Bullion Claudia Bullion says:

    inusual y una parte de la historia de las mujeres en un lgar del mundo que no ten a ni idea, muy interesante


  4. Byron Byron says:

    Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a family saga about a four generations of a Korean family that is set in Korea and Japan It s a National Book Award finalist, and, in what may be an even greater honor than that, it made my Favorite Books list.I have found that it is easier to explain why I don t like a particular book or to point out a book s flaws than it is to explain why I absolutely loved one It s like explaining why a rainbow is beautiful I can talk about how the colors are pretty or how it made me feel, but there is something about rainbows, sunsets, and the best works of art that transcends easy explanation You just have to experience them Read Pachinko.The format of the book is straightforward It proceeds chronologically from about 1900 ish to 1989 and follows various characters that belong to one family It never sprawls out of control there aren t 37 second cousins that you will have to keep track of and there aren t flash backs and flash forwards that could potentially cause confusion There are occasional Japanese or Korean words sprinkled around, but their meaning is apparent from the context I don t speak a lick of those languages, and I followed everything without ever having to consult a dictionary The prose is simple and straightforward, generally consisting of short, direct sentences There s not a lot of fluff Therefore, the book reads quickly, despite being an almost 500 page family saga about sexism, fate, hard work, destiny, chance, war, poverty, racism, familial obligations, identity, immigration, citizenship, language, education, opportunity, community, and faith.The main characters are diverse, interesting, flawed, and generally fundamentally good people The characters are not very Dynamic at least in an obvious way , but they weren t really intended to be This isn t a story populated with characters that have grand, clear character arcs This made them feel realistic to me How many people do you know that are on a Hero s Journey Most people I know just try to keep their heads down, work to put food on the table, and hope for good opportunities for their children.I ve said before that I am a fan of history, and I was generally ignorant of Korean culture in Japan Pachinko is not some dry history lesson, though It s as entertaining as a soap opera.You should read it.


  5. bookworm bookworm says:

    I m joining the smallish percent who found this novel far less engaging than the reviews and accolades would suggest I didn t dislike it and I read the entire book but I found it slow going and very uneven, both in the writing, characterization and plotting I remain surprised this was a National Book Award nominee As is the case with many generational sagas, it often had the feel of an outline that was filled in episodically In some chapters, we got tremendous detail in others, months and years of action were compressed into a few paragraphs The themes of change, of discrimination and hatred, of the slow destruction of key aspects of Japanese Asian society, of women s and men s roles, of sex, of work and the identify work confers, were all interesting, but as with so much of this novel, they were addressed unevenly Some characters were fleshed out in great detail others with broad brush strokes In general, Lee does way better with women than men, but I never really felt I knew any of the characters beyond Sunja and to some extent Kyunghee As we moved into the later years and second and third generations, the characters felt like caricatures representing types rather than three dimensional people.The style, as others have noted, is simple and spare Sometimes that works well, and there are sections that truly resonated, where I stopped in admiration of a well crafted sentence or metaphor But just as frequently, I found sections that were awkward and definitely seemed to be written by someone for whom English was a second language The sweep of the novel, while impressive, had similar inconsistencies In some parts, we moved from month to month or year to year and then suddenly jumped several years This added to the sense we were following an outline rather than a fleshed out novel Given Japan s role in the war, for example, it was strange how little of that came through Even the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki seemed like a footnote there was virtually nothing about the level of devastation, despite Yoseb s being caught in the Nagasaki bombing and badly burnt and wounded And by the time we got to the 1990s, it felt as though Lee were racing to finish, sending characters off to die or disappear, with one of the most abrupt endings I ve ever read.