Category: Literary Fiction, South Korean Society
Tour Dates: February, 2014
Available in: Print & ebook, 329 pages
I received this book from the touring host for an honest review.
This is not a normal story book filled with facts as it unfolds giving you a glimpse of the 2002 World Cup in
South Korea. It
is a book that is told from three different view points; people that in some
way were connected with each other but not always part of each other’s lives.
We meet Billie, as she and Joe was on an adventure, going to Korea to teach English; meeting Moon at the airport and then later on Yun-Ji a local Korean girl also working at the same school. We share their experiences during good times and also making some tough decisions in their family lives and relationships. It is not an easy to follow story and at times I felt lost in between the scenes as if things were missing in the lives of these people. At the end I understood what the author tried to say and it became clear as the lives of Billie, Moon and Yun-ji were highlighted during a difficult time in the South Korean history.
A very gripping drama but personally not my favorite book to read. I found the book informative and well written.