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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.
Someone wrote "good information but not gripping". Huh? This was one of the most engrossing books I have read in years. I literally could not put it down. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Ozark DC9
Fascinating insight into unknown territory made human by personal narrativesPublished 2 days ago by AnneB
This book was well written and very informative. The author spun an intriguing tale about what has been going on in North Korea for the past decades. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Lundy C
The journalist Barbara Demick interviewed many North Korean defectors living in South Korea over the course of the 2000s. Read morePublished 6 days ago by David Evans
Excellent and informative. I knew that the communist regime was bad but I didn't realize what the people were enduring.Published 9 days ago by SAM T. EVANGELISTA JR
Great information but a little dry. I learned a lot about Korea and its people.Published 11 days ago by Jeanne Fuller
I really loved this book.
The book starts off from the perspective of Mi-Ran and then works its way through people she more or less met in her life or just other North... Read more
This book is great. Because of its focus on residents of a town in Northern North Korea (and not Pyongyang), it feels like it gives a more comprehensive view of what goes on in... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Mark M