- File Size: 1951 KB
- Print Length: 348 pages
- Publication Date: September 22, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075VXNMDD
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,296 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Print List Price:||$14.99|
Save $9.00 (60%)
The Beautiful Dead: A Tale of K-Pop, Ghosts, and Nine-Tailed Fox Women Kindle Edition
|Length: 348 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $2.99
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
- Similar books to The Beautiful Dead: A Tale of K-Pop, Ghosts, and Nine-Tailed Fox Women
"Killman Creek" by Rachel Caine
Learn more about this new book.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The Beautiful Dead is unlike any story I've ever read before. It opened my eyes to the all things surrounding the world of K-Pop. Though I've heard about K-Pop and do have quite a few friends that are fans of it, I've never been one to dive deeper into that world. Nevertheless, I like the way the author broadens the horizon for those of us who are a tad unfamiliar with everything K-Pop entails.
Jun gives us a story about a group catapulted into the spotlight. A group who's been given the opportunity to capture the hearts of millions out there. These are people who are going through so much within their everyday lives, yet they're banding together to follow a dream they never truly imagined. All of them have to contend with said pain and heartache in order to use it to their advantage.
I've always been intrigued by the supernatural. Books that focus on it always pique my interest. Once you dive into this book, you honestly find it hard to put down. The continuous flow of action makes it so that you really want to know what happens next. I've also enjoyed the vivid pictures the author paints with every action the characters take and the places they go to. I definitely recommend this book.
I'm mostly a sci-fi, fantasy reader, and I'd have liked it just as much even if knew nothing about K-Pop. Take away some of the distinctly Korean elements (training camps, agism, signing contracts as teens, etc.) , and I feel like this could be about pop stars in many countries. You don't have to be into kpop to enjoy this, but if you are its nice to finally have something that's not a romance. You can tell that the author knows about Korea from the small setting details that you can't really know about a place without spending time there (mannerisms, how people talk, the way people act on the street, etc.).
On a world building side, I like that there are explanations for how magic and supernatural stuff works. The gumiho stuff is an interesting mix of Korean and western folk lore. The idea of different spirit worlds layering on top of each other and the real world is neat too. Overall, a good read.