North Korea Continues

I have reviewed a couple of books on North Korea before:

nothing to envy

Nothing to Envy: Love, Life and Death in North Korea by Barbara Demick

megumi manga

Megumi: Documentary Manga on Abductions by North Korea

So I thought you might be interested in my latest post on Wandering Mee about Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which I think is the eeriest place on earth! I went in 2008 and sort of wrote bits about it in an offline document somewhere. So now it’s online after many revisions!

I’ve always been so fascinated by North Korea and been meaning to read more books about it. I have graphic novel Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle on my nightstand. I have also recently heard good things about The Orphan’s Master Son by Adam Johnson, so I’m thinking whether I should read that.

In fact, I’m thinking to get Bradt guide book to North Korea, to check out how feasible it is to travel to and in the country! Hah! I wonder if one day I’ll come back here and tell you all that I finally went there. Wouldn’t that be something :)

Any other books on North Korea that you’d recommend?

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3 thoughts on “North Korea Continues”

  1. I really wanted to go to the DMZ but unfortunately when we went to Seoul we took our 1 year old and children weren’t allowed. The only North Korean books I’ve read were Nothing to Envy (outstanding) and Orphan Master’s Son (amazing begining, poor second half) I look forward to seeing if you uncover any other good books.- I’m fascinated by the country too.

    1. Wow I didn’t know that children aren’t allowed. Trying to remember now whether I saw any children at all when we were there. Probably not.

      About Orphan Master’s Son, yes I heard excellent things about it from Books on the Nightstand, then you gave a lukewarm review, so I’m having doubts now. There seems to be a couple of more great non-fiction books on North Korea seeing from Amazon recommended list, so I might check them out sometime. I look forward to seeing you find any other good books too!

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