A Book to Read and Love: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

A short summary of The Orphan Master's Son:

The official biography of Commander Ga Chol Chun, North Korea's national hero.

My favorite quote from the book:

"A day is just a match you strike after the ten thousand matches before it have gone out."




Questions to ponder while reading The Orphan Master's Son:


Do despotic societies destroy education and progress?

How effective is propaganda?

My thoughts about the book:

My heart hurts for the citizens of North Korea.

A dictatorship is an ugly form of government.

I vote no on the shark fin soup.