All in Good Storytime 📚 Episode 16

All in Good Storytime is an interactive, bookish, book club podcast hosted by Alanna, Katya, and Tia. To join the club, make sure you're following us on Twitter to get updates on what book we're reading and to what chapter we are reading through (or what anime we're watching and what episode we are watching through), and listen to the podcast here or on iTunes (see link below) to join in on the discussion. And don't forget to read along!

In the 16th episode of All in Good Storytime, we begin reading Human Acts by Han Kang as translated by Deborah Smith. We begin by explaining the historical background of the Gwangju uprising. In these sections we are introduced to Dong-ho, and then his best friend Jeong-dae. We experience the violence of the uprising through flashbacks and slowly learn how Dong-ho ended up in being in charge of the growing number of unclaimed corpses being stored in their town's gym. Later, the story is told from the perspective of Jeong-dae, who was among the first to die. We continue by discussing the use of the second person point of view in the first chapter as an immersive technique to bridge the boundary between the historical and the emotional. We end by explaining our reactions to the differing descriptions and treatment of bodies in the two chapters.

Next week we will be reading sections 3 and 4 of Human Acts by Han Kang.

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