City of Ash and Red

City of Ash and Red

For fans of J. G. Ballard and early Ian McEwan, a tense psychological thriller and Kafkaesque parable by the author of The Hole?called ?an airtight masterpiece? by the Korean Economic Daily. Distinguished for his talents as a rat killer, the nameless protagonist of Hye-young Pyun's City of Ash and Red is sent by the extermination company he works for on an extended assignm For fans of J. G. Ballard and early Ian McEwan, a tense psychological thriller and Kafkaesque parable by the au...

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Title:City of Ash and Red
Author:Hye-Young Pyun
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1628727810
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

City of Ash and Red Reviews

  • Tony
    Jan 18, 2019
    I read Hye-Young Pyun's 'The Hole' and really liked it, enough so that it made my 2018 Top-Ten List. So I was happy to see this second novel of hers published in translation. This promised horror and allegory and Kafkaesque-ness. And, for reasons that are unimportant, I have an interes...
  • OutlawPoet
    Nov 12, 2018
    Sometimes you read and love a book, but when you have to explain it to someone, you fumble for words. This is one of those books. In City of Ash and Red, we have a pandemic. It's a quiet one, but a deadly one. Our main character, who remains nameless, is promoted, but that promotion...
  • Joseph
    Oct 09, 2018
    City of Ash and Red is a Korean story that strikes fear and uneasiness into the reader. The unnamed lead character and narrator works for an extermination company. He's not the best employee but gets to work at the big office in Country C. Countries and cities are represented by single...
  • Adam
    Dec 20, 2018
    4.5 stars Well, I have no idea what I just read, but I loved almost every word of it. Make no mistake, this book is not for the faint of heart or queasy of stomach. This is a sometimes brutal and disgusting novel, but yet one that kept me captivated and on the edge of every next wor...
  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia
    Nov 13, 2018
    I've taken to calling it High-Rise if J.G. Ballard took on a whole neighborhood instead of just one luxury apartment building. See my full review at NPR: https://www.npr.org/2018/11/10/665751... ...
  • Olga Kowalska (WielkiBuk)
    Jan 18, 2017
    ?Popi? i czerwie?? Pyun Hye-Young to kolejny, niezwyk?y po?udniowokorea?ski tytu?, ktry stanowi niepodwa?alny dowd na to, i? literatura Wschodu dla nas Europejczykw wci?? zdaje si? by? nieodgadnion?, pi?kn? i mroczn? zagadk?. Z jednej strony czytelnik otrzy...
  • Huy
    Dec 31, 2017
    N?i dung th c?ng tm t?m, nh?ng m cu c c? c?t l?n th? no ?y, ch?a k? c nhi?u ?o?n l th ??c bu?n ng? kinh kh?ng khi?p. ...
  • Daniel Polansky
    Jan 14, 2019
    A faintly-drawn corporate stooge goes to work as a rat killer in a foreign country, finds himself embroiled in a Kafkaesque nightmare of moral and environmental collapse. Unpleasant but utterly predictable. I didn?t get a lot from this, except for a few facts about rats ...
  • Audra (ouija.doodle.reads)
    Mar 03, 2019
    A contagious disease in an unnamed country is upsetting the balance of society, and our unnamed narrator, who thinks he is moving to this country for a job opportunity instead gets lost in a tangled web of bureaucracy, mountains of trash and the vermin that come with it, and questions ...
  • Kasiek
    Jan 14, 2019
    https://kasiek-mysli.blogspot.com/201... ...
  • Mèo lười
    Sep 04, 2017
    Mnh ? k v?ng m?t cht cht vo VH Hn sau khi ??c Ng??i ?n chay, L??i. Nh?ng l?n ny mnh ? th?t v?ng, ch?c l VH Hn ch? nn qu?n quanh ch? ?? ?m th?c. Kh?i ??u c?a truy?n r?t ?n, mnh c? ng? s? ???c ??...
  • Kendra
    Nov 12, 2018
    I can't tell if this was supposed to be dismal or absurdist or both. A nameless male protagonist whose work centers around killing pests is sent to work in a similarly unnamed city far from home, where society has crumbled and the city is filled with trash and pestilence. The protagoni...
  • Quỳnh Movie (DSL)
    Jan 10, 2018
    M?t trong nh?ng cu?n sch vi?t v? cu?c ??i b? t?c ng?t ng?t. ?? h?n truy?n c?a Nh?t. Mnh ? mong ch? m?t ci k?t c? th?, nh?ng b? h?ng. R?t cu?c cu?c ??i nhn v?t chnh l nh? th? no? D sao th ti?u thuy?...
  • Nguyễn
    Oct 18, 2017
    ??c xong th ??ng l 4 sao, t? thn n x?ng ?ng v?y ch? khng c?n ph?i li d? v? hay g. Th?y ti?c ti?c v v?i m?t t??ng nh? th? m tri?n khai c t t?o thnh m?t cu?n ng?n c?n. ??i v?i mnh, khi ??c, n t...
  • Quân Khuê
    Jan 07, 2018
    Ph?ng ph?t Kafka v g?i nh? M lo c?a Samarago. M?t b?t ng? th v? t? Hn Qu?c. ...
  • Faith
    Nov 19, 2018
    This was a very strange book, but I don?t mean that as a criticism. In a way I think that the blurb gives away too much and it might be better to read it after you have read the book. The unnamed protagonist, referred to only as ?the man?, is sent for management training to the h...
  • Katie Cooper
    Jan 11, 2019
    Truly one of the strangest novels I've ever read. I'm a big believer that the main character of a story doesn't have to be inherently good, so perhaps that's why I still managed to enjoy this story. The main character is hardly ever sympathetic, if at all. His lack of morality fits ...
  • Hoang
    Sep 05, 2017
    Rate: 4/5 ??c xong ch? th?y bu?n bu?n th?m th?m ki?u g ?y. V?n cn nhi?u ?i?u ch?a ???c gi?i quy?t, nh?ng m?i vi?c c? th? tri qua, ho?c l ? ci th?i ?i?m ?y, nh?ng vi?c nh? v?y khng cn quan tr?ng v?i ng??...
  • Haiiro
    Feb 23, 2018
    #2018ReadingChallenge #PopSugar 11. A book with your favorite color in the title - ?? ti th?m h?a: checked - Khng kh u m: checked - Khai thc tm l: checked - T?ng h?p: hmmmm Khng h?n l fail nh?ng cu?n ny l ?i?n hnh c?a tr??ng h?...
  • Marjorie
    Oct 20, 2018
    The unnamed narrator is known for his talents as a rat killer. The extermination company he works for has given him what many consider to be a promotion and is sent to Country C. However, when the man gets to Country C, he finds its streets are overrun with rats and piled high with rot...
  • Isabelle
    Jan 22, 2019
    I received a free copy of this book through Edelweiss for review purposes. This does not affect my rating or opinions. 1.5 stars. Definitely not because that's the only rating I haven't given out yet this year and I want to even out my book stats bar graph. Honestly, I never mean...
  • Cẩm
    Mar 23, 2018
    Cu?n sch ni v? m?t cng dn khng tn, anh ta ???c c? sang cng ty m? ? n??c C ?? lm vi?c; r?i trong chuy?n cng tc xa x? c?a mnh, nh?ng s? ki?n khng m?y d? ch?u b?t ??u ?eo bm anh, bu?c anh ph?i gnh ch?u ch?...
  • Chi – cuddle.thereader
    Oct 26, 2018
    3.75/5 Cu?n ny c nh?ng ?o?n h?i r?i r?c, c?m gic c? b? ??t m?ch truy?n sao ?. B l?i c nh?ng ?o?n vi?t r?t hay, v? chu?t, v? con ng??i, v? n?i tm c?a nhn v?t chnh, v? nh?ng h?i ?c c?a anh ta v? cu?c ...
  • Tâm
    Aug 18, 2017
    Mnh bu?n ng? dp m?t t? lc 4h chi?u, nh?ng v?n c? lm cho xong m?y vi?c, trong ? c ??c cu?n ny. Gi? l h?n 12h ?m, mnh c?m t??ng ch? c?n nh?m m?t l?i l ng? m?t m?ch ??n khi chung bo th?c reo, nh?ng mnh v?...
  • B
    Feb 04, 2019
    Ko ??u, ko cu?i, ko ra m vo m, d? ng??i, ?t ?, nh?t l ? ?ng b? ? ...
  • Lyzitea
    May 29, 2018
    Zawsze mam problem, ?eby napisa? kilka s?w o danej ksi??ce. Czuj?, ?e im lepsza pozycja, tym trudniej jest mi znale?? j?zyk w g?bie. Chcia?abym podzieli? si? swoimi emocjami w stosunku do tej ksi??ki, ale nie potrafi?. Jedyne co mi pozostaje to napisa?, ze ta pozycj...
  • Bên Phía Nhà Z
    Jul 31, 2017
    v?n ch??ng v? th?m h?a, ??c ok ? ...
  • Cường Hùng
    Mar 15, 2018
    M?t b?t ng? t? v?n h?c Hn v?i gi?ng v?n l?nh tanh, d?ng d?ng ??y u m m th?t dung d?. Khng ??u khng cu?i, khng c?t truy?n t? t?, khng k?t thc tr?n v?n, nh?ng ??y su s?c. S? ?n t??ng t?i t? nh?ng m?u c?...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    Dec 09, 2018
    4.5? Once again, what an incredibly immersive yet eerily uncomfortable read. The main character, just like in The Hole is an absolute shithead. Really, a first-rate douchebag yet you can?t help but feel a little... sympathy? Towards him. How does she create characters that...
  • P42
    Sep 27, 2017
    RECENZJA FILMOWA - http://bit.ly/p42korea Odnosz? wra?enie, ?e w materiale na YT uda?o mi si? zawrze? pe?ni? moich wra?e? zwi?zanych z lektur? tej ksi??ki, dlatego wyj?tkowo zapraszam tam. ...