Shin-yi publishes a novel
More and more actors are putting out books, it seems. Add Shin-yi (Partner) to that list, who his till now been mostly known for playing quirky characters with strong personalities. Now she’s taking a stab at fiction writing with the novel Fox In a Bear Mask [곰의 탈을 쓴 여우].
The book tells a romantic comedy story about a 28-year-old career woman working at a film promotion company who falls in love with a young male pop singer six years her junior. The protagonist is a bit scattered, best described as ordinary, while the young man is a pretty boy — “the kind of love story every woman dreams of at least once.” The story is told in first-person in a casual, conversational style which the article describes as straight out of an internet novel.
(The style has its ups and downs — it’s extremely readable, but on the downside, can seem disorganized and sloppy. An excerpt reads thusly: “Hehe the princess wearing my clothes looks tooootally cute. Kiss! Su-bin sat me down on the sofa, now that I’d changed my clothes, and turned on the TV. ‘Stay riiight here~. I’ll get some yummy food.‘”)
Shin-yi explains having literary interests from a young age. She’d decided to try writing a novel in six months, and ended up completing it in a mere month and a half. She explains that she’d been thinking of the book for a long time, however, and thanked a certain “J” — “for teaching me about a brilliant love.”