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Review of Charles A. Hobbie's The Time of the Monkey, Rooster, and Dog

Review of Charles A. Hobbie's The Time of the Monkey, Rooster, and Dog

The Time of the Monkey, Rooster, and Dog Charles A. Hobbie (Korea 1969–71) iUniverse 356 pages Hardcover $34.95, paperback $24.95, e-book $9.99 August 2011 Reviewed by Tony D’Souza (Ivory Coast 2000–02, Madagascar 2002–03) CHARLES HOBBIE’S RECENTLY RELEASED memoir of his Peace Corps service in Korea, The Time of the Monkey, Rooster, and Dog, is an engaging and gentle book. I’ve been accused of offering undue praise in these reviews, and while that’s been occasionally true, I’ll gladly put all my critical capital on the line when I say that this book deserves attention, and Hobbie, accolades for the quality of his writing. As with any reviewer in this day of too many books, the review stack waiting for me is always a small Tower of Babel, most of the voices within, tinny. Hobbie’s book is the reward for the chore, the diamond in the coal mine. I suppose my question . . .

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