What I’m Reading: Pachinko By Min Jin Lee

I’ve been catching up on my “to be read” list lately and finally got to Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. I’m just sorry I didn’t read it sooner.

Pachinko is a multi-generational spanning most of the 20th century in Korea and Japan.

An exquisitely told saga that mainly follows Sunja who falls pregnant to a yakuza boss. She must find salvation in a hostile land where she faces everything from poverty and racism to war. 

I was hooked from the beginning and fully invested in each of the characters.

Having lived in Japan I loved getting a new insight into the country and I’m also a sucker for historical fiction.

Not a short read but worth every word. Just make sure you have the tissues handy. 5 stars 🌟 

You can buy Pachinko in ebook form here or a print copy via Booktopia here.

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Kylie Fennell
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