Bagged in Korea

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
One busted nose, two black eyes, one torn up bed, bruised pectorals, blood pooled on the floor, a crumpled in front door. I’m only five months into my contract here. If I leave now, my boss is not just going to charge me for the plane ticket that got me here and refuse to pay my flight home. Yet I love this country.

What is it about Korea that does it for me? More

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Words: 79,130
Language: American English
ISBN: 9781301288397
About Brent Meske

Brent is a husband, father, teacher, writer, and sometimes artist living in Seoul Korea, originally from Detroit, Michigan. Brent reads Stephen King, Brandon Mull, Jim Butcher, and a hundred others. You should too.

Lately Brent's been all over the place: designing book covers both E and print, editing up books, and reviewing for AIA (awesome indies, look them up). It's an exciting time to be a writer.

*If you're like me and you don't like to be cheated, please don't use Authorhouse.com. In fact, since finding Smashwords I intend to republish 'Breaking Benjamin' in its entirety here soon enough, and I'm also looking for a print publisher, if you'd like to have one on an actual bookshelf.

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Reviews

Review by: Reena Yadav on July 23, 2013 :
Being an Asian, I was always curious to know what it was like for a white man to experience living in an Asian country and this book did a great job at it. It satisfied my curiosity at every chapter, the adventure/thriller nature kept me going. I liked how the author would express his thoughts throughout the book. To me, that was the fun element to it, as it’s not always one reads a book, which says ‘Coke (the bottle)’. Although I have never been to Korea, the search for Moonji/Minji with Simon took me around the country and I learnt a few Korean words along the way. It’s a great, fun & enjoyable read and I would recommend a read for those heading to Korea, it’s a good beginner’s guide to Korea. I loved it that the author mentioned Malaysia, twice. Five stars for that.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Damian Stevenson on July 14, 2013 :
I love a good thriller and I just got back from teaching in Asia, so in many ways this was the perfect book for me. It's well written and enjoyable. If you have been to Korea you will appreciate its authenticity, if you haven't then it's a perfect introduction. I know China and Japan and have not been to Korea and I had a great time with this. It's a bit of a hybrid between travelogue and thriller, with heavy emphasis on the 'foreigner in a foreign land' trope. It works well for the most part. As a criticism, the protagonist probably digresses too much. There's a lot of thought time between the action and some of the asides are more interesting than others. He will tell you what it's like to open a can of Coke and what Coke tastes like - beats like that really should have been edited, but nothing glaring that would detract significantly from the read. Overall, this is a well written, hip, entertaining caper set in Korea.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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