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Fascinating, humourous insight into North Korea,
This review is from: The Orphan Master's Son (Hardcover)
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The Orphan Master's Son isn't the easiest book to get into - it took 100 pages or so until I felt I understood the thread of the narrative and even then the reality of North Korea kept encroaching on what is, surprisingly, a deeply humourous tale.
My persistence was rewarded, though, with a fascinating narrative and a compelling insight into what life must be like within North Korea.
I'm not sure this is worthy of a Pulitzer Prize - in fact it seems very much that the prize was awarded for the book's not-so-subtle political stance, rather than the quality of the fiction - but its a great read all the same, and well recommended.