Kim Jong Il's official biography

Just how good is the official life story of North Korea''s Dear Leader?

I was recently given a copy of Kim Jong Il's official 'short' biography, a book that is not widely available on Amazon, and was brought back from the workers' paradise itself. I have to confess it won't be everyone's cup of tea, but for a whole host of reasons I found it an interesting read.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the book begins by telling us From his childhood Comrade Kim Jong Il was extraordinarily clever and wise.

In fact, going to university was not, for Kim, the usual mix of keg parties and lectures. On entering university he climbed Ryongnam Hill and recited a poem entitled 'Korea, I...

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