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  1. Kevin Kim
    Kevin Kim January 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm . Reply

    Have you ever read Mark Salzman’s long-ago Iron and Silk? I found it an absorbing story, and not your typical bitter-expat screed. The book was made into a modest little movie in 1990.

  2. Marvin
    Marvin February 3, 2012 at 2:09 am . Reply

    Iron and Silk! Yeah, that was me. I love that book. Thinking of the bureaucratic challenges of Korea, the first thing that leaps to mind is the scene where Teacher Mark attempts to report a rat…

    I think I have the movie on VHS in a box in the shed. (No rats in the movie, though.) You might be able to get a used DVD somewhere.

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