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The Book-Addled Brain

Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the universe.  Join me as I make my way through my infinite reading list one page at a time.

Currently reading

A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
Progress: 187/1009 pages
Edith Hamilton
Progress: 85/497 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Progress: 46 %
Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
Progress: 718/1463 pages

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"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."— Bill Nye

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

The Orphan Master's Son - Adam Johnson

Les Miserables may have a higher page count, but The Orphan Master's Son is by far the heaviest book I've read this year.  Although this is a work of fiction, many of the disturbing details of this story are the frightening reality for millions of North Korean citizens.  I'm having difficulty putting my thoughts on this book into words, so I'll simply say that the Pulitzer Prize was well-deserved.  I rate it 4.5 stars.