In a a rare show of agreement with President Obama, the outspoken author expressed his outrage at Sony's pulling of "The Interview" from theaters:
Though we are unsure if the president would have gone quite this far:
Thor added in a recent string of tweets:
As opposed to self-censorship, Thor believes that the response to North Korea's regime by the media/entertainment industry should be a blitz of exposure:
For his part, and as is apropos, Thor has written at great length about North Korea in his most recent thriller, "Act of War" (excerpted here), by way of a series of fictional CIA activities that unfold there.
Thor begins Chapter 10 of his book: "Every freedom in the DPRK was restricted, especially freedom of movement."
In all of its gory detail, through the frame of the story, Thor illustrates what life is like for the people in North Korea: In a word horrifying, replete with constant terror, malnourishment, rape and deprivation -- exposing what the totalitarian dictatorship "of the people" really looks like.
For anyone who has read the story of Shin Dong-hyuk as depicted in "Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West," let alone the horrifying "60 Minutes" segment based on his story, Thor's work rings all too sadly true.
This follows with the ethos of Thor's books that he seeks to produce works of "faction" -- fiction based on fact.
In response to Kim Jong-un's most recent threats to America, Thor told TheBlaze via email: "It's easy to dismiss North Korea, but we do so at our own peril. They need to be taken seriously."