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This is an amazing book for those who like horror or things that are weird. The sub genres of the stories vary so much from body horror to fairytales and ghost stories. They are so interesting and most have some social commentary as well. Highly recommended but not for kids or more conservative folks
I picked up this book because of the cover, and quite simply, it is stunning. This is a tricky collection to write about because it contains so much. Each story is so different and the collection spans multiple genres. The darker, more disturbing stories are at the start—mostly—and I have to say these were my favourites. I definitely enjoyed the first two-thirds of the stories, where we’ve got the absurd, dark, weird, creepy stories. I found the ones at the end to be much slower and more contemporary, not really what I’d been looking for as I’m drawn to horror.
Out of all the stories, the first one was probably my favourite. Just the first sentence is amazing, and I still find myself thinking about the monster made from body matter that rises out of the toilet and forces its maker to swap places with it.
Um dos melhores livros de literatura fantástica que já li! Espero que a tradução chegue logo no Brasil! Nos 10 contos de Cursed Bunny, Bora Chung transita por uma ampla gama de gêneros literários, indo do escatológico ao sublime, começando com a fantasia suja e o absurdo de "The Head", passando pela ficção científica com os androides de "Goodbye, my love", pela fábula em "Snare", pela fantasia "clássica" em "Ruler of the winds and sands" e pelo realismo mágico em "Cursed Bunny" e "Reunion". Em todos eles, a autora explora temas como a exploração do corpo feminino pelo patriarcado, o trauma como uma armadilha temporal que nos impede de seguir adiante, a vingança como uma faca de dois gumes e o amor como uma arma tóxica. Apesar desses muito gêneros agradarem de forma diferente diferentes leitores, Bora Chung consegue realizar ótimos trabalhos em cada um.
A very strange, scary but never the less thought provoking set of stories each with a moral behind them.
Covering subjects such as beauty, pregnancy and child birth, consumerism, love, revenge, every action has a reaction and the meaning of life itself.
My favourite story Home Sweet Home. A modern take on your classic haunted house. Some stories are purely fantastical in nature while others are slightly more realist. None of these are for kids. Proceed with caution.
Bora Chung's imagination is truly amazing. She takes a piece of well-known reality and changes it into something totally new and ... weird! Reading her stories is eye-opening in that respect that unexpectedly, you're impelled to think of normal stuff in completely new context and this widens your experience and reception of reality. Personally, I devoured this book long before it got its nomination, and now I'm keeping my fingers crossed for it to win the International Booker Prize. The competition is tough, though. In my opinion "Cursed Bunny" is one of those books that gives you pleasure while reading, stays with you for a long time and enriches you as a human being. Bizarre, but in the good sense!
“Grandfather used to say, “When we make our cursed fetishes, it’s important that they’re pretty.” - Cursed Bunny.
This book is a genre-defying collection of short stories by Korean author Bora Chung. Blurring the lines between magical realism, horror, and science-fiction, The stories use elements of the fantastic and surreal to address the very real horrors and cruelties of patriarchy and capitalism in modern society.
Okay first, look at this cover! I saw this book on Booktube and immediately knew that I had to have it. This is a short story collection by Korean author Bora Chung that was translated into English this year (2021). The stories in this collection are a bit on the bizarre side, and include elements of speculative fiction, horror, and magical realism. However, behind the strange and sometimes grotesque stories, there are messages that reflect the society we live in. When reading, I was able to catch some of these messages, but some did go a bit over my head and I felt like I didn’t quite understand the meaning. However, there were a couple stories in here that I loved and know I will not forget. Overall, while the stories in this book were a bit hit or miss for me, I will definitely read more from this author in the future.
Recibí el libro en perfectas condiciones. Sin embargo, mientras lo leía, empezaron a desprenderse las páginas del lomo del libro. De 115 que llevo leídas, se habrán caído unas 55. La calidad es pésima.