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2.0 out of 5 stars Guess you had to be there, 13 Mar. 2012
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This book reads very much like a blog which I personally don't think is positive thing for a book. I feel the writer could have done more to immerse the reader in the events that are taking place. Many times after reading the anecdotes I thought to myself "I guess you had to be there" but now I think that actually if the writer had refined his work more it may have been better.

All in all a nice nice book to read, particularly if you are interested in becoming a TEFL teacher in Korea (or Asia in general).
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Initial post: 15 May 2012 16:21:20 BDT
AdamTeacher says:
I personally did not fine this book anything at all similiar to a blog. It is an intelligently written, informative and offers insight into life abroad teaching English. It is a diary that has been cleverly written to engage its reader and explain the author's individual experience of living and teaching in South Korea.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2012 21:06:39 BDT
AlanReview says:
What is a blog if it is not an online diary? You can't say it isn't written like a blog and then say that it is a diary! Check out travelblog.org there are thousands of BLOGS written in this style.

My criticism of this style of writing for a book is that it is simply a list of things that had occurred and doesn't immerse the reader in the way a more descriptive book might. A good measure might be to count the number of adjectives used and compare it to a book of similar size written in a different style. I suspect that this book would come off with a much lower percentage.

The majority of the people discussed in the book simply have names. With the exception of some of the kids in the class and the school owner the personalities don't come across as much. The author doesn't even give much away in terms of his own character which is probably the biggest flaw in the book. As I said in my review, he could have done more to immerse the reader.

I have no criticism of his experience, it sounded fun. But I do think he could have done better! Or perhaps maybe my expectations were not met because my standards were set high.
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