Review: Pachinko

Title: Pachinko

Author: Min Jin Lee

Genre: Historical Fiction. Culture. Literal fiction

Hardcover490 pages

Expected publication: February 7th 2017 by Grand Central Publishing



1455563935 (ISBN13: 9781455563937
Edition Language



About the Author:

Min Jin Lee went to Yale College where she was awarded both the Henry Wright Prize for Nonfiction and the James Ashmun Veech Prize for Fiction. She then attended law school at Georgetown University and worked as a lawyer for several years in New York prior to writing full time. 


Her debut novel FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES was a No. 1 Book Sense Pick, a NEW YORK TIMES Editor’s Choice, a WALL STREET JOURNAL Juggle Book Club selection, and a national bestseller; it was a Top 10 Novels of the Year for THE TIMES of London, NPR’s FRESH AIR and USA TODAY. FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES was also published in the U.K. (Random House, 2007), South Korea (Image Box Publishing) and Italy (Einaudi). 


She lives in Tokyo with her husband and son where she is working on her second novel PACHINKO.



A new tour de force from the bestselling author of

Free Food for Millionaires

, for readers of 

The Kite Runner


Cutting for Stone


 follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. 

So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.


Rating: 5/5
Review:  This book is the first one I enjoyed reading this 2017 so far. I just can’t express how I was moved by the story. This book is about family that strive to live. The setting of the story will give you nostalgic feelings of the past whether you’ve leave from the past or not it can still make you a part of it. The characters in this book are (well a bit) problematic about living. While reading this I feel all the characters hardships, sorrows. I wanted to cry whenever they are so down. Some of the characters which has deformation in their features, I adore how they ignore the the stones that people throw onto them. I know leaving in this world can make you feel small specially of they see you different from them. Love that leaves all people broken; such a powerful thing to have and somehow dangerous too. This book shows how cruel the world is how it make people live miserable. A great eye opener to everyone that we can relate with the present life we have. As we know life offers us everything but somehow it destroys us too. Book about different personalities, the poor, the rich and all other people we met in life.

I highly recommend this book to everyone, this is such as inspiring book for everyone. A book full of lessons, struggles and fun about life. If you are planning to buy you won’t regret anything.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. pinkbambi13 says:

    This sounds like a beautiful book and the cover art is gorgeous as well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes indeed. You should read it too!


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