The book’s been highly praised, widely reviewed, and yet most of the bookshops I checked for it at (in Canada) had never even had it in stock at any point in time.
Moreover, now that I’m asking an excellent book order service about it here, I’m told that it’s actually out of print! How can such a good book already have gone out of print? It’s insane.
Well, maybe they’re changing the rights or reprinting it or something?
Oh, wait: no, it’s just that the release in the states is simply years behind the release elsewhere, according to the author’s website.
Well, then I can always get my hands on it in March 2006… but I’d rather not wait that long. If someone has a paperback they’d like to trade for, say, some interesting short Korean fiction, or an excellent book of Korean poems, or something, let me know. I really want to get my hands on this book, and there is, after all, a pocket paperback edition out already in Britain. (But lacking a credit card, I can’t order it from Amazon.co.uk.)