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Book Review: 이웃이 같은 사람들 by KIM Jae-hui

About the book Title: 이웃이 같은 사람들Author: KIM Jae-hui 김재희Published by 시송사 KIM Jae-hui is one of the most famous authors of crime fiction in Korea and the creator of detective LEE Sang. 이웃이 같은 사람들 is the second volume of the series “Profiler KIM Seong-ho” (프로파일러 김성호 시리즈). Setting The police are investigating the murder of a teenager found in a discarded fridge. Review: A realistic investigation, but not what I was expecting. To be honest, I didn’t quite enjoy reading 이웃이 같은 사람들. I found the story appealing enough to want to read it until the end, but I didn’t feel quite involved in the characters. First of all, I think that KIM Jae-hui’s novels might be more on the literary side than most detective/police novels so if you are looking for something strictly belonging to genre fiction, this might not be the best choice. Also, if you are learning Korean and looking for an easy novel to start reading in Korean, 이웃이 같은 사람들 is definitely not the novel you are looking …

Book review: 신데렐라 포장마차 by JEONG Ga-il

About the book Title: 신데렐라 포장마차 1Author: JEONG Ga-il 정가일Published by 들녘 This novel won the Korean Award for Crime Fiction in 2017. A second volume is to follow. 신데렐라 포장마차 1 introduces private detective KIM Geon and police detective SHIN Yeong-gyu. The novel contains several mysteries that are all linked in one way or another to French cuisine. Setting The novel contains 3 episodes, each devoted to a different mystery and linked to a French dish. The mysterious private detective KIM Geon will tackle these cases with the help of So Ju-hui, who works in a restaurant and has a taste for solving puzzles. These adventures will lead to the food truck Cinderella, which appears only for one hour every night and offers the best French cuisine for a ridiculous price. Review: Easy to read, funny, light and clever This book is very easy to read with a lot of dialogues and a few descriptions. Reading this novel felt like reading a webtoon, I could always picture the characters and their expressions, and I …