I'm reading this book without knowing anything about 1980 Gwangju uprising, and coming out feeling sad, but also knowing that these were fiction but that's not far dystopian future, they could happen anytime and anywhere, and they already did. These are human acts. I'm impressed by the unusual use of points of views and the level of intimacy felt from it. I don't know if I can recommend it to everyone, though. You have to be able to stomach violence, some gore and graphic descriptions of torture and PTSD.