English Toss on Planet Andong

Baby Ice Dog Press, 2009 - 374 sidor
A biting black comedy that centers on three hopeless expat teachers in South Korea who have all ended up in an ESL classroom for the wrong reasons.

Every year thousands of people travel to faraway lands to teach English as a foreign language. The fools. One such expat is Paul Taylor, a heartbroken Aussie looking for a fresh start in a South Korean classroom. The lack of training isn't much of a help, but its the baffling natives and unhinged flatmates that really start to convince him hes crash-landed in another galaxy.

Packed with over the top characters, English Toss is a demented sitcom of a novel that revels in the extremes of expat living.

The author has an excellent ear for dialogue and some of his set-pieces are laugh out loud funny. Groove Korea magazine

Startlingly different. Australian Crime Fiction website

The writing has pace, and is hilarious in places. An expose on Korean culture on and ESL teaching this book is not. But as a simple black comedy, English Toss is worth reading. The Korea Herald

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