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Highly informative but a bit slow
on 31 December 2013
A lot of information, so good in helping to paint a straight picture of north Korea - not dressed up in prose of the novels or accounts.
However, it can be repetitive in places and sometimes a trudge.
Worth reading if you're selecting several books - but I preferred other books on north Korea, especially Nothing to Envy, then the novel Orphan Master's Sun, a really excellent book.
This is different to those books, obviously a lot drier. But worth reading overall.