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Posted : 2013-10-25 19:18
Updated : 2013-10-25 19:18

Recent books

Doctors Don't Get Plastic Surgery

Kwon Yong-hyun; Hans Media: 274 pp., 15,000 won

The message of a current plastic surgeon, who works in the upscale Gangnam area, is clear from the title: doctors don't get plastic surgery.

He says that most of his customers are pretty women, who just want to be prettier, noting that what really should change are their minds, not their appearances.

His writing is interesting and so are the examples from his hands-on experience.

He also delves into the history, trends and industry of beauty.

Let's hope that this book is on the list of many women who want to have plastic surgery. It might change a few minds.

Jung Min-ho

Imaginative Play

Ma Kwang-soo; Noble with Books: 224 pp., 11,000 won

One of the biggest achievements of Ma Kwang-soo, a professor of Korean literature, is his contribution to producing and promoting erotic fiction as a genre in Korea.

His latest book contains 20 pieces that are provocative, captivating, unusual and sexy. They are easy to read even for those who are not interested in fiction thanks to the interesting topic.

For many readers, the stories will probably not blow you away in terms of complexity and organization, but their charm lies in the way he tells each tale.

Some are ridiculous, nonsensical, and might leave you dumbfounded. The best way to enjoy this book is not to try too hard to understand the author, because you probably won't.

Jung Min-ho


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