By Un-su Kim
Published by Random House Canada
on January 29, 2019
Reseng is an assassin, and behind every assassination, there is an anonymous mastermind–a plotter–working in the shadows. Raised by a philosophical and cantankerous killer named Old Raccoon in his crime headquarters, The Library, Reseng has always been surrounded by plots–and by books that no one ever reads. But, when Reseng steps out of line on a job, he risks his future. And when he uncovers an extraordinary plot being cooked up by an eccentric trio of young women–a convenience store clerk, her wheelchair-bound sister, and a cross-eyed obsessive knitter–he will have to decide whether he will be used as a pawn, or if he can take control of the game.
I heard about this book a lot over the past few months, and I was really looking forward to reading it. I initially borrowed it from the library, but I was in a little reading slump and returned my library books unread when they were due. So I ended up buying this for my Kobo, because I knew that I wanted to read it eventually.
This was such an interesting book! I wasn’t really sure what it was about, and it was one of those stories where I felt like there was a main plot but the story meandered and I liked it. I was happy to follow along and see where things would go. There were chapters made up of asides and memories, and I liked he way it showed me more about Reseng and other characters.
This was a dark, at times funny, gritty story and as I read on, I didn’t want to stop reading. I really really liked this book.