Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Genuine, Intellectual Stimulation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                       I had been promising myself to read "The Orphan Master's Son," for years.  After finally getting my chance, I can say not only is it stimulating, entertaining, and politically prescient, it is the most beautifully written political thriller since "The Manchurian Candidate."

                                        Layer upon layer is piled on.  An opera singer, a movie actress, mistaken identities, references to "Casablanca" (yes!), the political terrain of North Korea--all within the context of a novel.  No wonder Adam Johnson's book won the Pulitzer Prize!

                                        Because this beautifully written work is the real thing, not like David Baldacci, and his ilk!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I sat mesmerized, unable to tear myself from the chair, until I read the last sentence of this book.

                                        I cannot praise it highly enough.  This is Beach Reading For Brains!!!!!!!!!

                                        And not to be missed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Victoria Adams said...

Yikes that sounds intense; the last thing I read was by David Sedaris.
But I will give it a try

The Raving Queen said...

It is pretty intense, but
extremely well written. The
writing quality carries you through
the grimness. But Sedaris is a good
antidote after finishing this book!