Report on the Orphan Master’s Son
by Adam Johnson
Thank for another lovely outing – lovely sunshine and darker discussions about North Korea. (there are spoilers in this discussion so if you haven’t finished you may want to do so first).
General disbelief was shared about the circumstances where everyone would simply accept the faux Ga as the real thing simply because the Beloved leader declared it so was shared, but I felt compelled to say that after watching far too many documentaries on North Korea as of late (my pitiful Netflix addiction) I had seemingly witnessed real examples of this blind obedience that seems to sink deep to the core of the citizens psyches. Watching people cured of a particular ailment that rendered people blind from birth or early childhood and having their sight restored immediately thanked the benevolence of the Great Leader as they were granted back this sense. Scary.
No one had a good explanation for the thread surrounding the rower and her plight – other than a potential plot device to allow for the story to unfold as it did….thoughts…??
Anyway…thanks all for the discussion.
To this end we chose a book – I accept blame for this one – that is definitely somewhat lighter and hopefully accomplishable but of enjoyment.
52 Loaves: One Man’s Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust by William Alexander.