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Hwang Bo-reum, Shanna Tan: Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop (2024, Bloomsbury Publishing USA) 4 stars

Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop

3 stars

This is not my usual type of read - in fact, I almost put it down early on, but then I identified so hard with the first Minjun chapter that I stuck with it.

It's very much like a version of Bookshops & Bonedust without the fantasy trappings and the larger plot - characters with a variety of personal issues come together around a bookshop.

It's well written (and well translated! which is not a given!) - what I'm really missing is something actually happening. The characters each go through their different journeys of personal discovery and/or growth, but nothing is materially different at the end of the book. 🤷