From Library Journal
Winchester, English author and resident of Hong Kong, traveled through the Republic of Korea on foot to write this informal portrait. Along the way he befriended a variety of honeymooners, abalone divers, corporate executives, Buddhist nuns, American servicemen, etc., who helped to shape his impressions. The result is an engaging, informed, and often humorous distillation of the writer's observations on the culture, people, language, economy, and politics of this rapidly changing country. Despite occasional factual errors, Winchester's "walk" provides a treasury of interesting and usually informed insights. And the book should be on a "highly recommended" list for visitors to Korea. John H. Boyle, California State Univ., Chico
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About the Author
Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Men Who United the States, The Map That Changed the World, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa, all of which were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006 Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He resides in western Massachusetts.
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