We focused on the immediate story and enjoyed the book well enough without exploring the bigger connections.
So before you read this wonderful novel, it helps to brush up a bit on your South Korean history, specifically the dictatorships of the nineteen sixties and eighties.
Our Twisted Hero is a great little novella, something that doesn't take long to read but will stay with you for a long time.
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The setting of this novel is a primary school, but Munyol really has bigger fish to fry. Although a bit heavy-handed at times," Our Twisted Hero" provides a pointed commentary... Read morePublished on November 12, 2010 by Etienne B.
Our Twisted Hero is a great little novella, something that doesn't take long to read but will stay with you for a long time. Read morePublished on October 15, 2010 by Shadow Walker
I bought this book for a high school project years ago and have re-read it countless times. It's not an over the top story but something that everyone can relate with and... Read morePublished on April 28, 2010 by Droogus
I love this book. Yi Munyol is one of my favorite authors and this is a perfect book for someone to have a first introduction to his work. Read morePublished on December 2, 2007 by Neil Wilson
Our Twisted Hero is a fairly short novel written from the view of a small unobtrusive narrator recalling his relative helplessness within transitory reigning ideologies. Read morePublished on September 12, 2007 by Alain Blanc
As the narrator a middle aged man thinks back thirty years ago, when he was the age of twelve, he remembers when he moved to a new school when he was in 5th grade. Read morePublished on December 2, 2006
Thirty years ago Han Pyongt'ae was twelve-years old when he arrived at a dilapidated rural school. With no friends or brothers & an aging, ineffectual teacher who prefers the... Read morePublished on March 18, 2001 by Rebecca Brown