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Astounding, Moving, Horrifying,
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This review is from: The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize - Fiction) (Hardcover)
It's amazing how good this book is. Totally unexpected, unheard of by me, but The Orphan Master's son is an intricate and clever masterpiece and I am so grateful for it.
I might turn around and read it again because the mind continues to make connections about the sprawling narrative and it's harrowing situations.
The writing is extremely vivid and it assumes different textures as the hero, Jun Do, struggles to learn his ever-changing context and overcome the fresh hell on earth that is North Korea.
His journey is so overwhelming that I am aching for Jun Do. Many are in grief tonight for Whitney Houston and I am sad about that too. Yet I grieve for Jun Do and I would probably feel better if I could sob for a little while.
Please don't run from this material. Never has anything so grim been so interesting and revealing and well worth while.