All in Good Storytime 📚 Episode 17

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 17th episode of All in Good Storytime, we continue reading Human Acts by Han Kang, as translated by Deborah Smith. We begin by discussing the influence of censorship on the survivors of the Gwangju uprising. We talk about different responses to censorship and the effects they have on highlighting the nature of an oppressive regime. We touch on the recurring theme of how survivors deal with trauma while examining an editor's response to police brutality and a former prisoner's reflection on his past torture. Finally, we share our thoughts on how the children's defeat was due in part to how compassionate they were. While the children couldn't bring themselves to fire a single bullet knowing it would result in someone's death, the adults relished in being as violent as possible.

Next week we will be reading sections 5 through the end of Human Acts by Han Kang.

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