16 March 2010

Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea, by Guy Delisle

I had read Delisle's Burma Chronicles and loved it, so I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, it let me down. In a way, it's similar to the other one, except there's less of the place and more of Delisle. He never hides the fact that he finds the government idiotic - unfortunately, this comes to extend to the people as well. Korea is, he says "a country deprived of common sense". If statements like that don't make you lose trust in him altogether, then, well, you might like the book. It definitely didn't work for me.


Andrea Salvi, Mperience Communication Manager said...

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culture_vulture said...

Hi Andrea,
Thanks for your comment. You are welcome to provide links to any of my blog posts. I will post a link to mperience - it looks like an interesting project.

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Andrea Salvi, Mperience Communication Manager said...

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culture_vulture said...

Hi Andrea,
I do not need an html code to put a link up - I can do it on my own.
I am not really interested in creating a "Meme" of my own - this blog is quite enough for me. Thanks though, and feel free to keep posting links to the blog, if you'd like.

Andrea Salvi, Mperience Communication Manager said...

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