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The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
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“But people do things to survive, and then after they survive, they can't live with what they've done.”

–Adam Johnson

After having read so many human rights oriented tomes and personal memoirs about North Korea, I felt ready to mix it up with some fiction.

Likely as a result, I found it harder to latch on to this book. Much of it seemed so sensational that I had a hard time connecting with the characters on a personal level. It read a lot more like a spy novel. That said, there were some thrilling scenes, especially when the story goes to Texas for a short while.
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December 16, 2013 – Finished Reading
November 18, 2016 – Shelved
November 18, 2016 – Shelved as: current-fiction

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