(4) Favorite Thing I Read Today — Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

One of the Harry Potter movies was to be shown to all the kids near the end of term, until one of the fundamentalist missionaries took exception. The “compromise” was that only one class was allowed to watch it, so the author had to make a Sophie’s Choice between her classes. I had just read a review of the movie Jupiter Ascending, about how delightfully bad it was, which made me desperate to watch it. And I could.

There’s a parallel to be drawn here between the scared North Korean Party trying to control the minds of their citizens and these missionaries trying to do the exact same thing.

4 thoughts on “(4) Favorite Thing I Read Today — Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

  1. Rebecca Glesener Davis

    I must slow down my reading. I saw (in my twisted mind) sacred North Korean Party….regardless, this is just an amazing post.

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    1. Becky Post author

      It’s really an interesting book. Such a mysterious place and a weird way to get access to it. And now I’m sad that Jon Stewart is leaving the Daily Show because that’s where I find out about the coolest nonfiction. Sigh.

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