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Happy Monday everyone! I though I’d start the week off by highlighting a book on my GoodReads TBR. I currently have 828 book on my Want-To-Read list which I know is endless. However, I feel if I start looking at it regularly I might end up cleaning it up while I scroll through looking for that one book to highlight. So here to a clean-up side affect 😉
This week I dug out Kimjongilia by Victor Fox. I have a fascination with North Korea and books about North Korea. Maybe its because its so closed off, or maybe because its so controlled. Whatever it is, this is one of may book I have about North Korea. The most interesting part of the synopsis is the very last paragraph, the note from the publisher.
Poor kitchen worker Kim Suk is asked to make the ultimate sacrifice for her Party—marry, and inform on, the puppet they will install as Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Sung. No one told her he was capriciously cruel and sexually deviant.
Chinese guerrilla fighter Peter Chang, ordered to protect Kim Suk from her new husband, is an angry man haunted by his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment. No one told him he wasn’t expected to survive his newest assignment in the Kim household.
While the two secretly carry out their orders from different superiors, they become romantically entangled, each struggling to protect the other from the darkest secrets of conspiracy and manipulation.
A Note From the Publisher
After North Korea allegedly hacked Sony pictures, many publishers were afraid to publish this explosive book. To them, it was just too risky. Regardless of the warnings and threats, I have decided to go ahead and make this book available to you without censoring any information.
Have you read this? What did you think?
Until next time.