My last book seemed to be finished before I began!! I don't think this next one will be the same.
Pachinko, which means "pinball" has me putting it down every few pages to think about what I have just read. I don't know a lot about Korea or the way of life of it's people. I know that there is ill feeling between those people and the Japanese but as to why I am now finding out. I visited Korea with my husband when he went on a business trip a number of years ago and remember having problems with the stainless steel chop sticks. I also fell in love with their hand stitched thimbles and other small stitcheries along with their patchwork. This book starts out saying one thing but opens you up to a range of other emotions. If you enjoy historical fiction you will love this book.
You can click on the link at the beginning of the last paragraph to read a range of reviews from people far more informed than me. I also know that the Korean's practice their own form of Kogin embroidery which is so similar to the Japanese form it is hard to tell them apart.
This is a good book and a great read.