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The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
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Mar 16, 2012

really liked it
Read in April, 2012

Awesome, profound, great depth - captures the essence of the unknown nation of North Korea. Not a light read, you do have to concentrate and wonder where each chapter is going but the author quickly engages you. Confronting, tragic, inhumane, worrying as we read with our 'Western' eyes...
A most satsifying read and interesting as I read this alongside the new non-fiction book "escape From Camp 14", Blaine Harden pieces together Shin Dong-hyuk's fragmented life and escape from the barbaric labour camps of North Korea. I will be looking for a 'light' read now but am so glad I have found these two engaging books.

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