- Publisher: Viking Adult; 31709th edition (1994)
- ASIN: B00BP0LPZI
- Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 10.4 x 5.2 inches
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #636,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West (Edition Book Club Edition) by Harden, Blaine [Hardcover(2012£©] Hardcover – 1994
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Blaine Harden’s riveting, biography Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West is a story of life inside a North Korean Gulag. It is about a man, who goes by the name Shin Dong-hyuk, and the experience he has while living in a Korean internment camp. It is nothing but intriguing. Getting no further than the second chapter of Escape from Camp 14, a tragic story of our protagonist Shin Dong-hyuk, a six-year-old girl is beaten to death. Shin was in the girl's class when their teacher conducted a surprise search on his students. Five kernels of corn were found on the girl so she was ordered to the front of class only to brutally beat by the teacher. After having to watch in silence Shin and several other classmates picked her up and carried her home not far from the school. Later that night, she meets a cruel fate. She was never mentioned again, and the teacher was not punished.
Being born into a life of strenuous labor, unforgiving rivalries, and a nearly complete lack of human affection, Harden’s book is a definite thriller. But this isn’t fiction-it’s the biography of Shin Dong-hyuk. It received a four out of five star rating from Goodreads as well as four and a half out of five star rating from Barnes & Noble and myself. Even more, it is a scream in the dead of night and a call to action against a spiteful internment camp.
This camp, Camp 14, is where Blaine Harden’s Shin Dong-hyuk was born. He left no details out in his book and it is displayed when he discusses and describes such scenarios as people being tortured.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fabulous read...the despair, horrors that this man endured was epic! Everyone should read this and never complain again about their problems. Read morePublished 17 months ago by M. Reese
Remarkable story of a young man's odyssey from oppression to freedom. One can't imagine the emotional and psychological scars he bears. Great read!Published 20 months ago by Lance Zedric
Sad but very touching. I enjoyed reading the book. Recommend this book for people who like tension and suspense well reading.Published 23 months ago by Marcos