7/10
Fiction

Kim Jiyoung Born 1982

by

Cho Nam-Joo

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๐Ÿ”ฅ The Book in 3 Sentences

I really enjoyed the book but the writing style is not my thing, to be honest, I understand the writer wanted to expose the misogyny of South Korean, and even I learned about their culture, but skipping sentences in space and time too quickly drove me crazy while reading this novel. I'm not sure it was because of a bad translation from Korean to English or the writing style itself from the author.

These are the things I highlighted from the book:

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Don't I know loneliness, poor as I am? As I return from saying goodbye to you, snow-covered alleys flood with moonlight bold and blue.
"How can you say something so backward in this day and age? Jiyoung, don't stay out of trouble. Run wild! Run wild, you hear me?
Do laws and institutions change values, or do values drive laws and institutions?
Jiyoung became different people from time to time. Some of them were living, others were dead, all of them women she knew. No matter how you looked at it, it wasn't a joke or a prank. Truly, flawlessly, completely, she became that person.

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๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿฝ The Top 3 Quotes

I don't recall exactly the Instagram username where I saw this title, but I'm into how women feel with a common known enemy of this society, misogyny and that's exactly why I bought this novel.

Summary Notes

Kim Jiyoung Born 1982 by writer Cho Nam-Joo is a novel that transcends culture and exposes how women feel when they are oppressed. Jiyoung has a wild spirit living in a misogyny society, South Korea.

This book summarized in a chaotic writing style the soul of Jiyoung. ย From the beginning of this story, one thing that caught my eyes and shocked me was the national registry in South Korea begins with a "1" for men and a "2" for women. This data reveals how misogynistic behavior is among Koreans.

Jiyoung an excellent student, coworker, and sentimental partner gave up her entire life at the mercy of society. Even older women are impregnated with a high level of misogyny among them. She was accused based on age, body weight, blood circulation, and even if her hands were cold, all of this because she didn't want to have a child and mistreat her body.

Throughout the whole story, we learned how Jiyoung was mentally abused so she became different people.

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๐Ÿ’ฌ Thoughts

I really enjoyed the book but the writing style is not my thing, to be honest, I understand the writer wanted to expose the misogyny of South Korean, and even I learned about their culture, but skipping sentences in space and time too quickly drove me crazy while reading this novel. I'm not sure it was because of a bad translation from Korean to English or the writing style itself from the author.

These are the things I highlighted from the book:

โ€

Don't I know loneliness, poor as I am? As I return from saying goodbye to you, snow-covered alleys flood with moonlight bold and blue.
"How can you say something so backward in this day and age? Jiyoung, don't stay out of trouble. Run wild! Run wild, you hear me?
Do laws and institutions change values, or do values drive laws and institutions?
Jiyoung became different people from time to time. Some of them were living, others were dead, all of them women she knew. No matter how you looked at it, it wasn't a joke or a prank. Truly, flawlessly, completely, she became that person.

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๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿฝ How I discover it

I don't recall exactly the Instagram username where I saw this title, but I'm into how women feel with a common known enemy of this society, misogyny and that's exactly why I bought this novel.

Summary Notes

Kim Jiyoung Born 1982 by writer Cho Nam-Joo is a novel that transcends culture and exposes how women feel when they are oppressed. Jiyoung has a wild spirit living in a misogyny society, South Korea.

This book summarized in a chaotic writing style the soul of Jiyoung. ย From the beginning of this story, one thing that caught my eyes and shocked me was the national registry in South Korea begins with a "1" for men and a "2" for women. This data reveals how misogynistic behavior is among Koreans.

Jiyoung an excellent student, coworker, and sentimental partner gave up her entire life at the mercy of society. Even older women are impregnated with a high level of misogyny among them. She was accused based on age, body weight, blood circulation, and even if her hands were cold, all of this because she didn't want to have a child and mistreat her body.

Throughout the whole story, we learned how Jiyoung was mentally abused so she became different people.

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