"Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea" tells the experiences of the author during his two-month sojourn in Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea in 2001. The author, Guy Delisle, Québécois cartoonist, hints discomfort he felt during his stay and scepticism about the country's communist regime in the book.
"Being in North Korea, you get to meet people. And they have freedom that is different from what we have in Europe or North America. So, you get to think about what it is to have freedom," Mr Delise said in an interview with Paste in 2017.
The making of a film version of the book, starring American actor Steve Carrell, has been cancelled in December 2014 due to escalating threats from hackers allegedly linked to the North Korean government over, "The Interview", 2014 American comedy film, which depicted Kim Jung-eun as the butt of jokes.