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This book is a lighthouse of hope in a fog banked world of despair.
I feel that there are probably a number of people out there who could relate to the types of emotional and psychological changes explored and documented in this book.
He writes in a way to make you feel that you know and understand him and each of the characters.
Wasn't sure if this book was for me, but I am so happy to have read it. It is beautifully and intelligently written. Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Diane
Another successful attempt at crowding five pounds of material into a ten pound bag. Entire chapters can be skipped without losing the story thread.Published on April 26, 2012 by surveyor
I picked up _Brother One Cell_ just a few days before a business trip to Korea - it was the best the library had - hoping for "insights into Korean culture. Read morePublished on December 13, 2011 by chungking
Cullen Thomas's memoir, Brother One Cell, is a thriller about an American college graduate, nicknamed the Jolly Marauder, who grew up on Long Island dreaming about pirates,... Read morePublished on September 15, 2011 by Karol Nielsen
I read this book about 10 years after a friend of mine started teaching English in South Korea. In 2000 I went to visit him and met several of his friends who taught English there... Read morePublished on April 10, 2011 by Ed
This book is a good read. Its a little bit different from your usual 'caucasion-gets-busted-for-drugs-in-asia-and-spends-time-in-hellhole-prison' book as the prison in South Korea... Read morePublished on March 3, 2011 by Troy G
I've learned so much from Cullen, for example: how to take one day at a time; also, what a satisfying exercise it is to wish for the happiness and joy of someone with whom you have... Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by hawthorne wood
Well worth the read. Its amazing how cruel and evil these overseas prisons can be. Cullen, I am so glad you made it home. I also watched the Locked up Abroad episode. Read morePublished on May 22, 2010 by Donna L. Kloppenburg