Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Goody bookness

Hey! Before I went to Korea last summer I took it upon myself to read Simon Winchester's book Korea: a Walk Through the Land of Miracles and it was pretty damn good! Sadly I didn't get a chance to blog about it so here it is! If your looking for a complex and dynamic portrait of 1980's Korea through the eyes of an Englishman than check it out. It's not a hard read and its all told from the prospective of the author, the well-known English journalist Simon Winchester. In the early 1980's, he literally walked from the most Southern point of South Korea to the most Northern point in a period of two months and documented the whole trip including all the interesting people he met.

Here's what it looks like!
I do have to stress though that as South Korea is quite a fast and vibrant country, it was very different in the 1980's than it is now and because of that this is a portrait of a Korea that is forever in the past. But still, it's very interesting and if your interested in Korea and are looking for an introduction you couldn't do much better. Also if your already studied up on Korea it might give you a neat perspective! It's also available in pretty much any bookstore in the travel section making it real easy to find. Check it!

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