starts Wednesday night. While writing a list of questions for my panelists (and checking it a lot more than twice), I found these cultural observations from Martin Limón. The first is from his novel The Wandering Ghost
. The second is from Buddha's Money
"`She's very clean,' the landlady told us, `for an American.'"
"If anyone in the West thinks of them at all, it is as rice farmers or merchants or tae kwon do instructors. But Koreans have been sailors and fishermen since before history began."
One does not normally think of Korea as a seafaring nation, so that second passage gets me curious about the country's history. Who says crime fiction can't be a spur to learning?
will be part of my “NEVER LET ME GO: PASSPORT TO MURDER”
panel on Saturday, Sept. 17, 1 p.m., at Bouchercon 2011
© Peter Rozovsky 2011
Labels: Asia, Bouchercon 2011, conventions, Korea, Martin Limón, military mysteries