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"If you are reading this letter it could only mean that I'm dead and I suspect the circumstances of my death were less than natural," begins the letter from Simon to his dear friend Peter.

Peter, appointed the executor of the deceased's estate, uncovers more about Simon's life during the administration of his Last Will and Testament than during the lifetime they had share

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Paigu
Mar 16, 2011 Paigu rated it liked it
This was an odd book...first off, this was very Korean-centric. Almost to the point of offending or excluding any reader who is not Korean or Korean-American. The seemingly endless chapters on stand bars, room salons, the Korean class-system, the Koreans-abroad rich/cool kids, and lastly, the not-too flattering portrayal of Korean men and their, um, "gender superiority-complex" (sorry to create/add to any stereotypes, but yes it was very hard to read this book, as an Asian female, and feel much ...more
Barbara Watkins
Oct 29, 2011 Barbara Watkins rated it it was amazing
War With Pigeons:
Author: Tae Kim
Publisher: aStoryTelling, Inc.
ISBN# 978-0984435937

“Eloquent Style of Writing – Captivating Read”


“War With Pigeons,” by Tae Kim, is suspenseful, thrilling, and in my opinion – a piece of literary talent at its finest. Tae Kim introduces the reader to the Asian-American community so many of us (until now) have not been aware of. I think the author did an excellent job in describing the room salons in Midtown Manhattan, cafés, and clubs that the young Asian men freq
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Lorri
Aug 13, 2011 Lorri rated it liked it
This is the author's first novel. It is a love story and a story of friends. The main character, Peter, finds out much more about his close childhood friend after his death when he starts reading Simon's notebook. Not only does it tell of his hardships during childhood, but it goes on to tell of his love for a woman, who Peter didn't even know about. The storyline goes back and forth between the past and the present and has both characters you will like and some you will despise.
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TaeHun Kim was born in Inchon, South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1971. He spent most of his childhood growing up in various areas of Brooklyn, New York, most notably Mill Basin.

Kim worked for several years as a securitization attorney for Brown & Wood LLP and then a senior credit officer for Moody's Investors Service. He's currently a senior vice president for a global financi
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