MEMBRE

Victoria Briault

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Great narration but wonky chapter-marking

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5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 17/11/2020

A wonderful tale wonderfully told. Narrated by a highly gifted and competent narrator. He brought every character to life and drew all the drama, suspense, humour and irony out of the novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it. My only criticism is that the chapters indicated by Audible did not tally with the book's chapters as announced in the narrative making it impossible to find one's way around in the recording.

The Korean subaltern to Japanese colonisation

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5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 30/08/2020

A well-constructed Korean family saga spanning the 20th century. Strong female characters carry the family through difficult times due to the social, religious and political upheavals they endure. Yet a woman's lot is a powerless one both in Korean society and in Japan as second-class citizens. The family's strong moral fibre means that even when as Korean immigrants they are forced to accept underpaid work or turn to the notorious pachinko parlours as the only means of getting rich, they remain honest and uphold the family's values. Thus inevitably attempts to come to terms with the injustices suffered lead to tragedy. Alice Hiroto's softly accented voice brings delicacy to the complex , often heart-rending narrative.

Bien écrit mais rasant

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3 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 23/06/2020

C'est une histoire bien imaginée et bien écrite mais lugubre, sans espoir, et finalement, rasant.

Deuxième lecture 50 ans après la première !

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 11/05/2020

Camus écrit merveilleusement bien. Mais il manque de femmes et d'émotions dans ce récit blême.