Korea

Korea

A Walk Through the Land of Miracles

Book - 2005
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In the late 1980s, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester set out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea -- from its southern tip to the North Korean border -- in order to set the record straight about this enigmatic and elusive land.

Fascinating for its vivid presentation of historical and geographic detail, Korea is that rare book that actually defines a nation and its people. Winchester's gift for capturing engaging characters in true, compelling stories provides us with a treasury of enchanting and informed insight on the culture, language, history, and politics of this little-known corner of Asia.

With a new introduction by the author, Korea is a beautiful journey through a mysterious country and a memorable addition to the many adventures of Simon Winchester.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2005, c2004.
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed. --
ISBN: 9780060750442
0060750448
Characteristics: xix, 298 p. :,ill., map.

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Jul 26, 2012

I wanted to like this book. It read smoothly, it had tidbits of historical knowledge and geographical inquiry. However, the narrator's dalliances with prostitutes and occasionally offensive viewpoints made it really difficult to want to keep reading his words. Halfway into the book, I just didn't want to continue anymore. I'm sure the rest of it was an interesting view into Korea, I just wish it was done by someone else.

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