Wednesday, July 16, 2008

#18 - Touch The Dragon

Touch the dragon is part travelogue, part diary of a young girl's experience of living abroad in Thailand at the age of 17. The author, Karen Connelly, was originally from Canada and a Rotary Club exchange program sent her to live in this strange new land. Ultimately the book fails but the author does a good job of describing certain aspects of Thai life and play that it truly places you there in the middle of it. Much gets glossed over or rushed only to linger far too long on boring dairy-ish 17-year-old-girl bits. I have a love for Thai cuisine and culture and this book was a random purchase with little in the way of expectations. Which is good because I came away with little in the way of insight or depth, so I guess it was a wash. Not recommended.

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