This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
As Much as a Rat's Tail: Korean Slang is an irreverent guide to the way young Koreans really speak. I learned Korean from a textbook. I guess that’s not a bad place to start, and if you want to learn a language you have to start somewhere. The problem was the textbooks are so formal, which in many ways mark them as a reflection of traditional Korean culture. But young people are not so traditional when their elders are not around, and they certainly do not speak to each other like the textbooks teach you to do. Korean culture is changing and evolving every day and young people are at the forefront of those changes. If you want to talk to those young people and eventually be considered a friend and an insider, then you must read this book.
As Much as a Rat's Tail: Korean Slang is fun, witty, and very informative. Peter N. Liptak and Siwoo Lee take the time to explain some of the historical and cultural idiosyncrasies that are an important part of the language. They explain these in a way so that readers who do not know the language can follow. If you are studying the language, then As Much as a Rat's Tail: Korean Slang will be an invaluable addition to your studies. Especially if you are in Korea and attempting to speak to young people. I am happy to add this to my library. I will definitely read it again before I make another visit to The Land of the Morning Calm.