I just wanted to reflect on this book Im currently reading titled “Nothing To Envy” which talks about what ordinary lives look like in North Korea. I must say that I don’t think I’ve read a book that caught my attention right off the back. The description of what it looks like at night with no lights basically pitched black and people can’t do certain things because there was no electricity back then. With that in mind I can’t help but to be thankful that I live in America. I mean I know it’s the 21st century and the book takes place in the early 1900’s but I know that America was far off better then than those living in North Korea. I feel sorry for these people because a lot of the culture and their way of life was bestowed on them by the leaders they had. It’s so sad that they were living this way and actually thought that that’s the way life is suppose to be. The people are basically fooled by their dictator who basically lies to them making them think that life outside of North Korea was far worst.
I love the how within all this darkness theres a love story that is actually happening or forming. Love representing light in the midst of this dark world. Sad to say that the book already spoils the fact that the two young love birds didn’t stay together but it seems as if they might meet up as the book continues. Man, it’s so crazy to think of how it was in this country without freedom to love or choose who you want to be with. You were labelled by how rich or poor or how high of rank your parents or family was. Along with this is the treatment of the different genders. Boys being considered of honor while girls were seen as equal. I honestly can’t believe that this is how life was or is for these human being. Thank God for America and the freedom to live our lives as normal human beings.
Well theres a lot more to read and Ill be looking forward to it but I must say that I’m enjoying this reading so for. I haven’t read a good book in a long while and so I look forward to finishing this love story. The book itself is very well written and easy to read with it’s vocabulary not being too crazy. I cant wait to read more of it.