104 reviews
A book worth not just reading but keeping in your bookshelf
May 18, 2022
I read the book (borrowed from the local library) and read it again, then I decided to buy a bunch to give as a gift for my friends and t...
Sophie in Sydney · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
I would recommend this book to everyone
May 21, 2022
It is well- described how Koreans survived to live under Japanese colonial period and I strongly believe Min Jin Lee's book showed the ha...
MJ the best · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
A Fresh Take on the Fish Out of Water Story
February 11, 2019
There are so many examples of the "immigrant moves to an unfamiliar land" story that it's a cliche at this point. This is because most of...
Paresh · Review provided by booksamillion.com
One of the most beautiful books I've ever read!
March 05, 2021
Pachinko is one of the most beautiful works of literary fiction that has ever graced this world. I have never felt such a connection to a...
Books-A-Million · Review provided by booksamillion.com
Lightweight with great features and a lot of missed potential
December 22, 2020
Very enlightening story about the Korean experience in Japan. A must read if you are interested on Korean and Japanese history. The only ...
acs389 · Review provided by ebay.com
Heartfelt Read
July 10, 2022
I love love this book even the descriptions were so easy to read the storyline was emotionally varied No frills account of the plight of ...
Kelly Reader · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
Very Informative (and Extensively Researched) Scholarly Presentation
March 06, 2019
This literary work was a very scholarly and well researched piece. It was an embodiment of the author's own life experiences . It also en...
angusmccrimmont · Review provided by ebay.com
Beautiful generational novel about a family of strong women
April 12, 2021
A beautifully written generational novel about strong women. The setting the book takes place in just adds to the whole experience of rea...
Books-A-Million · Review provided by booksamillion.com
One of the best books I have ever read
May 09, 2021
It doesn't get better than this. This book is phenomenal. Expansive yet intimate, heartbreaking and utterly human. Very deserving of the ...
Tracy @sixofpages_ · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
A family saga well worth the read
May 22, 2022
Min Jin Lee has crafted a moving novel about the travails of a Korean family living in Japan. The saga examines exile, identity and the d...
MegGem · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
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