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  1. Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il
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  2. Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il

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No country is as misunderstood as North Korea, and no modern tyrant has remained more mysterious than the Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il. Now, celebrity ghostwriter Michael Malice pulls back the curtain to expose the life story of the "Incarnation of Love and Morality." Taken directly from books spirited out of Pyongyang, DEAR READER is a carefully reconstructed first-person account of the man behind the mythology.

From his miraculous rainbow-filled birth during the fiery conflict of World War II, Kim Jong Il watched as his beloved Korea finally earned its freedom from the cursed Japanese. Mere years later, the wicked US imperialists took their chance at conquering the liberated nation—with devastating results. But that's only the beginning of the Dear Leader's story.

In DEAR READER, Kim Jong Il explains:

*How he can shrink time

*Why he despises the Mona Lisa

*How he recreated the arts in Korea

*Why the Juche idea is the greatest concept ever discovered by man

*How he handled the crippling famine

*Why Kim Jong Un was chosen as successor over his elder brothers

With nothing left uncovered, drawing straight from dozens of books, hundreds of articles and thousands of years of Korean history, DEAR READER is both the definitive account of Kim Jong Il's life and the complete stranger-than-fiction history of the world's most unique country.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Michael Malice
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9781495283253
ISBN
1495283259
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Manufacturer
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
420
PublicationDate
2014-01-25
Publisher
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Studio
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I just finished the book earlier today. Having been born and raised in the USSR, I could actually relate quite to the bizarre universe the book draws you into. I grew up surrounded by propaganda - and by the reality of socialist/communist life - that was very similar to what' depicted in Dear Reader in style, if not in degree. So, my American friends, if you think that what you are reading about the NK society and the ways of the Juche idea is hyperbole, think again: it is probably all true, and perhaps the reality is even worse. Even though the book is obviously written in a tongue-in-cheek style, the tragic farce that is North Korea is visible. You will laugh at the insane clown of a dictator - and weep for millions of his subjects, if you have any heart at all. Get this book.
Disclosure: I read this book as an unedited manuscript before its full launch and got it for free.

Before this point I did not know anything about Michael Malice, and not much about North Korea other than the pop-culture nonsense of the world view of him as a crazy quirky dictator.

This book is created out of Malice's use of about 60~ different books *actually from North Korea* and hundreds of articles' worth of research actually from the DRPK, as well as stuff written by others who have gone there. He has actually been to the country and that's where he got the books.

The book is written like an autobiography. Some of it is adding dramatization to it and building as strong a timeline as you can build from brooks that were 'written' by Kim Jong Il himself, including ridiculous things that he claims to have happened. These may not be written by KJI himself. That's not clear to anyone.

Occasionally international events happen - the Axe Murder... Read more
I've just finished Michael Malice's masterwork, Dear Reader, almost all of which I read in a single day-long sitting.

Lately, I've had less interest in reading than ever before. I read at most a book a month. Most books I pick up I find impossible to finish because they fail to hold my interest. With a stroke of his pen, Malice has rekindled my love of the printed word into a flame of passion, for which I gratefully call him, "Dear Lighter."

The book is profound and seductive; the reader is taught the meaning of the personality cult by being invited to one. Like Milton's Satan, Malice's Kim Jung Il is a dazzling hero whose only defect is his utter and absolute cruelty. To read his story is to be moved by the plight of the Korean people before and after the rise of North Korean communism. The appeal of Kim Il Sung as a national hero, and Jung Il as his worthy successor, become vividly real in the context of the 20th Century and the role of the United... Read more
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