A Kim Jong-Il Production - Paul Fischer

Listed an audio book.

Finished: 3/20/2021

Rating: 5*

Fascinating reading. The story is exciting, the topic is interesting, the delivery is great. I don't know how precise everything is and how much is fictionalized, but supposedly it's rather accurate.

It's terrifying how Shim could just die in prison and no one would even know what happened to him.

I wonder if I should've read the original story published by Shim and Choi instead.


  • Kim Jong Il went by Yura for a long time! I knew he way Yuri in his birth certificate, but not this.

  • Kim Jong Il wasn't supposed to be the leader from the beginning.

It's unfortunate that Kim Jong Il lived happily ever after.

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