An interesting, but disturbing, book I recently reviewed
Monday, November 07, 2011
I didn’t know much about North Korea and I’m not sure I want to know any more now. The Orphan Master’s Son is so brilliantly written, I found myself immediately involved in the lives of the of the characters. I’m glad I read it but wish I hadn’t felt so personally involved – no objectivity here. The writing captured me completely and I could read just so much at a time. I am conflicted. I have to say it is a wonderful/awful book and I’ll never in the future hear the words “North Korea” without a personal connection and a deep sadness. I have been so unaware of so much of the world's suffering. To become aware makes me very, very grateful for all the blessings that are ours.