I found this book when I saw a few of the writer’s Youtube writing advice shows on the BSFS Facebook group. I wanted to see if he was a good as his advice was. And yes, he gives good advice. I don’t know why he always records while driving. Isn’t that kind of distracting? Here in Korea, you’d hear me talking for 2 minutes then “WHAO CRAP!” as I dodge lousy traffic. Probably drop the phone a few times. I would get a ticket in the States if I did that.
Nonetheless, I was impressed with the novel, though it lacked some context and greater depth of character. It wasn’t his first novel so he avoided some of the pitfalls of new writers.
It’s always good to see writers practice what they preach and that seems to be the case here.
While you’re reading this, I’m in Nagasaki Japan, watching Lunar New Year events. The Chinese community here does some things that the Koreans do not during Lunar New Year, like dragon dances. I might do a more detailed write up about it later if it’s suitably noteworthy. Assuming I get off the streetcar at the right venue, of course.