Reseng is a paid assassin in South Korea. Unfortunately, The Plotters tell him exactly how to carry out each murder. Reseng feels like a paint-by-number killer with no creative outlet.
When Reseng’s childhood friend Chu disobeys a plotter, Chu is targeted for murder with a hefty bounty on his head. Reseng realizes that early death is an assassin’s retirement plan and vows to do something about it.
The writing style is the star here. It reads like barely remembered childhood fables told within the greater myth of David and Goliath. I usually read books in a day or two but The Plotters requires a reader to pause and reflect on each fable to fully enjoy the book.
While not as out there as Murakami, Kim’s book is a journey that you will be glad you made. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to Doubleday Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.