Maybe too early to write this, as I am only halfway through the book.
But until now I could not find even one positive Japanese character. All characters are either bad, neutral or greedy, exploiting the Korean workers.
In Japan times Article , it is mentioned:
Lee never casts Japanese as villains. There is no resentment, only fraught, complex interaction. Lee thinks it unfair to blame modern Japan for the past — but what might the future hold for Koreans and Japanese?
Which I find to be wrong.
I almost regret buying and reading this book, but feel obliged to read to the end.
I do not say that Korean did not suffer from Japanese occupation, discrimination and exploitation, but it feels almost a political book that cannot find “good” or “kind ” Japanese.
Can I get my money back ?