Kingbaeksu has a review that basically eviscerates, with clear, sensible logic, that “What’s So Good About Korea, Maarten?” book that’s been on shelves for a while. I was put off by the white guy wrapped in the Korean flag (you can see the cover at the link above) and the contents look pretty poor too. Repeating the blather you’ve heard from friends is no way to write a book. A blog, maybe, but not a book.
However, there are some good books recommended at the bottom of the page. I think I’ll bear that list in mind next time I need a book on Korea… though that won’t be a while. I have lots to keep me going for now.