The book is a very compelling read, and although I didn't intend to, I ended up reading the entire book from cover to cover in one day; it sounds like a cliche, but I really didn't want to put the book down. It should be required reading by anyone who thinks that man is basically good, or thinks that the efforts of man (i.e. socialism, fascism, communism) can create paradise on earth. It should be read by anyone who thinks that they can cozy up to a totalitarian regime and not get burned because they're somehow special or will be protected. (Liberals: You would do well to remember this about Islam.)
Listen: Whenever one of these despots gets into power, the first ones to be purged are always those who were unquestioningly faithful to the man and the principles - and the purge doesn't stop there.
Like excrement, a purge starts at the top and runs downhill, sparing no one.
May God have mercy and depose the tyrant of Pyongyang. May He bring freedom and righteousness to that tortured nation.