Book: A Year in Pyongyang - One year living in North Korea
This engrossing book, on the experiences of a scholar living in communist North Korea is a great read.
It looked as if for the first and probably only time in my life, I was about to do
something different. I quelled my apprehensions by telling myself that no matter what sort of an experience it was, at least it would be an adventure.
Some adventure. Being marooned on a desert island is undoubtedly a sort of adventure, as is doing time in jail for an offence one has not committed.
But looked at from the right perspective, getting up each day, going to work and pursuing one's banal, petty bourgeois, provincial pleasures are also
a form of adventure, and a lot more fun as well.