NOTES ON ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE AND MORE FROM KOREA (OR WHEREVER)

Monday, February 09, 2009

POP WARS in London (Links, that is)

Philip Gowman at London Korea Links was nice enough to review POP GOES KOREA -- and I am very proud to say that he kindly gave the book five stars (out of five, I presume). Truly a wise and wonderful man, that Mr. Gowman.

Philip has a good-sized review and covers a wide range of issues from the book. He also calls POP GOES KOREA "lively", "stimulating" and "unrepentant" (at various points in the post... hope I am not taking those words too out of context). If I may excerpt a choice summary of his review:
Yes, this book might not be what fans are expecting, but there’s plenty of stimulating entertainment here for pop culture consumers as well as those who make a living in the industry, and cultural studies academics studying a phenomenon which might never have existed. It’s a book which you will want to read a second time.

Very nice. I am such a good mood now that I think I will not worry about the dweeb of a splogger who has been ripping off this site (at least for a couple of days).

1 comment:

Philip said...

Yup, that's 5 out of 5.