Search Results: "In-Ho Choi"


BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER MAN'S CITY by In-Ho Choi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Choi may be straining for postmodern effects, but there's a lot of charm to his anxious novel, as if Thurber and Orwell had gotten together for a skull session."
This lightly Kafkaesque fable from a South Korean writer presents a man who suddenly finds his world not quite right in increasingly strange ways. Read full book review >

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THE SQUARE by In-Hun Choi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"No doubt the author, born in the North and raised in the South, was bold at the time in his existential challenge to both systems, but the result is a strange quasi-poetic treatise that could well make a withered vegetable sink."
Awkward in several off-putting ways, this earnest work—originally published in 1960—can be appreciated for offering a window onto Korean history during the crucial period of division. Read full book review >

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PEACH HEAVEN by Yangsook Choi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2005

"Yangsook's vision of peace and harmony mirrors Choi's personal experiences, and her thoughtful main character embodies the same pensive tone found in the soft brownish-greenish peachy palate, making the whole experience one tasty bite. (Picture book. 7-8)"
Yangsook believes that peach orchards in her part of Korea are the best part of Puchon, because a peach garden is a piece of heaven. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE MASK by Yangsook Choi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2006

"A unique look at Halloween, this is a comforting story about death and some of the traditions of Korean culture. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Just before Halloween, while looking through his late grandfather's things, Kimin recalls a time in Korea, when, late at night, he saw his grandfather, his face grotesque and distorted. Read full book review >

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NEW CAT by Yangsook Choi
Released: March 8, 1999

"Choi's tale is unique and refreshing in its setting and subject; in the pictures, she mixes soft colored surfaces with hard black lines and abrupt angles to vivid effect. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This may be the first appearance in a US picture book of tofu in a starring role, in a charming solo outing from the illustrator of Milly Lee's Nim and the War Effort (1997). Mr. Kim assigns New Cat the job of patrolling his tofu factory, searching for mice. Read full book review >

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SHUT UP, YOU'RE WELCOME by Annie Choi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"Will leave readers laughing one moment, bemused the next."
A saucy, comical retrospective on growing up Korean in the United States. Read full book review >

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MY EDUCATION by Susan Choi
Released: July 1, 2013

"There seems to be a happy ending here, though it's hard to be certain for whom."
The sexual initiation of a graduate student, who learns how much she does not know, in a novel that somehow feels both overstuffed (style) and undernourished (substance). Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WOMAN by Susan Choi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2003

"Earnest but disappointing."
An ambitious version of the Patty Hearst story: the result is intellectually provocative and vividly imagined but weighed down by its intentions. Read full book review >

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THE NAME JAR by Yangsook Choi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2001

"The paintings are done in creamy, earth-tone oils and augment the story nicely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Unhei has just left her Korean homeland and come to America with her parents. Read full book review >

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A PERSON OF INTEREST by Susan Choi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"Lee's soul is too small to carry the novel, despite the author's astute observations."
Choi (The Foreign Student, 1998, etc.) draws on the Unabomber case for her awkward third novel, about a campus bombing and a beleaguered Asian-American professor. Read full book review >