Saturday, October 19, 2013

Nothing to Envy--#51 finished

This is a book about North Korea.  The writer interviewed defectors from there & also did fairly extensive research to give the reader an idea about what North Korea is like.  It is not a pretty picture & is actually downright scary to think this exists today.  How the various Kim's have endured as leaders of this country is just amazing in itself.  For the last 20 years I have thought that at some point a general or someone higher up in the government would have put a bullet in the head of the leader & basically let chaos reign.  I can't imagine it getting worse than it is and whoever does it would probably die but eventually be hailed as a hero I would think.  This is a very good book and it also goes outside of North Korea to also talk about the problems the defectors have in establishing lives in South Korea.  It is really both amazing & shocking that a North Korea can exist in today's world.  What an evil final end to Communism, what an example that hopefully will endure long enough so the experiment will not be tried again.

I am not sure if I will post this or not.  I would like to pass along but it does have a stain on side that probably makes it unpostable but it is very rare a copy gets posted too.  I also might save it to see if my oldest would read it--I think it would be a very good eye opener for her.

I am still reading Bronx Noir and Sarah Palin's Going Rogue.  I also started The View from Mt Joy, good so far.

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