Book review: Without You, There is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim

Without You, There is No Us is ‘literary nonfiction’, in the words of author Suki Kim. (She rejects the subtitle ‘A memoir’ which appears on the book’s cover - more on this later.) It details the six months she spent undercover teaching English at a private university in Pyongyang, North Korea. Unbeknownst to the evangelical … Continue reading Book review: Without You, There is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim

Book review: One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Åsne Seierstad

This book is a journalistic masterpiece. At the same time, it was extremely hard to read. It’s also the most difficult book I've ever tried to review. One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway is not just an account of Breivik’s terrorist attack on 22nd July 2011, but also … Continue reading Book review: One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Åsne Seierstad