Authors Death Boosts Sales Of Bawdy Novel

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Author's Death Boosts Sales of Bawdy Novel
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Author's Death Boosts Sales of Bawdy Novel

The suicide of novelist Ma Kwang-soo last week has triggered high demand for his sexually explicit novels, especially "Happy Sara".

Copies of the novel are flying off the shelves in second-hand book stores at prices 10 to 30 times higher than before his death.

The original "Happy Sara", which was published in 1991, is still banned in Korea, and only second-hand copies are available. But where they would sell for W4.300 before his death, they now fetch W250,000 (US$1=W1,129).

"Happy Sara" was reissued in an expurgated version in 1992, and even those copies have soared from W5,800 before the novelist's death to W50,000 to W100,000.

Produce 101 Jang Moon Bok Receiving Death Threats
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Produce 101 Jang Moon Bok Receiving Death Threats

Produce 101 contestant Jang Moon Bok allegedly received death threats from other contestants fans on the way to a hidden mission.

A video was recently uploaded on Twitter showing fans of Produce 101 waiting to see their favorite contestants heading into the studio to record a hidden mission.

In this video, Jang Moon Bok rolled down his window to greet the fans waiting outside and waved to them as he drove past.

As he passed by, one fan shouted Fuck off, fuck which can be heard very clearly in the video, and another fan allegedly shouted Go die, which wasnt recorded.

HiteJinro Hits W1 Trillion Mark in Soju Sales
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HiteJinro Hits W1 Trillion Mark in Soju Sales

HiteJinro said Tuesday its annual sales of distilled liquor soju surpassed W1 trillion for the first time since it first came to the market in 1998 (US$1=W1,143).

It sold W1.01 trillion worth of Chamisul soju last year.

Chamisul, which is estimated to account for half of the distilled liquor market, became the first soju brand to reach the milestone after HiteJinro sold W963.6 million worth of bottles in 2014 and W975.6 billion in 2015.

About 1.7 billion bottles of soju were shipped last year, which translates to about 42 bottles consumed by 40.15 million adults in Korea.

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[Spoiler] "Chicago Typewriter" Will Yoo Ah-in be able to solve Jo Kyeong-pyo's death?

Han Se-joo (Yoo Ah-in) found out that YOo Jin-oh (Ko Kyeong-pyo) was a ghost and passed out.

When he came around, Se-joo asked Jin-oh about why only he could see him and was worried that he was going to become a shaman. He yelled at Jin-oh to leave his house.

However, Jin-oh didn't budge and asked Se-joo how to appear in front of Jeon-seol (Im Soo-jeong) because he liked her.

Se-joo was shocked thinking that Jin-oh wanted to possess someone. Jin-oh also asked Se-joo to complete his writing.

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[Spoiler] "Whisper" Kwon Yul cries over death of Kim Hong-pa, revenge is on Kim Kap-soo

Kwon Yul lit the fire of revenge.

On the latest episode of the SBS drama "Whisper", Kang Jeong-il (Kwon Yul) controlled his emotions in front of Choi Il-hwan (Kim Kap-soo).

The reason Kang Jeong-il was able to cause things to happen without fear is because of Kim Hong-pa's wealth and power. However, without him in the picture, Kang Jeong-il wouldn't act too hastily.

The building which Choi Il-hwan and Kim Hong-pa met last was burned. Choi Il-hwan demanded to start a fire to get rid of evidence and hid Kim Hong-pa's body. Kang Jeong-il who found out Choi Il-hwan killed Kim Hong-pa, went to Choi Il-hwan and lied that he couldn't reach his father.