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This book is very well written.
Ms. Demick skillfully weaves together stories of six North Korean refugees into a narrative which portrays life in North Korea from WWII to the present.
Amazing how people can live in such desperate circumstances and be kept in the dark about how the rest of the world lives so much better.
Well written and engaging as you learn of the real people whose lives in North Korea are unimaginably awful yet they survive.Published 5 hours ago by Sunnie B. Houle
Getting any information out of North Korea is almost impossible. The author begins by noting one caveat, and the reader should take this to heart. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Richard A. Root
Loved it. I learned so much. I couldn't put the book down.So sad what is going on there.Published 1 day ago by M Conk
This is a terrific book, the best I've read on North Korea. Demick manages to find out a truly extraordinary amount of information about daily life in the Hermit Kingdom. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Laughing Bull
Could not put the book down....In today's world where internet makes knowledge and information a tap away on a keyboard so advanced...... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Winnie Narusawa
This was a fascinating and disturbing account of several North Korean's daily lives. It is amazing that the Dear Leader's are so controlling, cruel, backward, and sacrificed... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Sally A. Vancil
This is an extremely powerful book. The author was the L A Times correspondent for both North and South Korea for 7 years. Read morePublished 5 days ago by SavtaD