The Vegetarian By: Han Kang

This book was astounding. Its literary relevance in the book community will be huge. The book is told in three parts. The first section of the book is told from the perspective of 'vegetarian's' husband. He details how their relationship started and the intricacies behind their everyday life. It was interesting to me that he only ever refers to his wife as "my wife." We do not even learn her name until several pages in.

The second part of the book is told from the perspective of her brother-in-law (her sister's husband). It basically narrates a similar plot from a different perspective and moves past the last point of the first part. Once again the narration is unique, the narrator only refers to her as his "sister-in-law" and refers to his wife as "my sons mother."

Only when we get to the third part, narrated by her sister, does the narration change to primarily include names.

This book definitely deserved the Man Booker International Prize and I cannot wait to read more from this author.

This book was provided to me by Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.

Rachel Beyer

I am a full time engineer and a part time blogger/writer. I am passionate about reading, writing, biking, volleyball, and my pets.