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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable to read and good insights
This is the first book I've read on North Korea. The Economist recommended this a few weeks ago. Very easy to read. I believe that the author researched this thoroughly. However it's not wonkish in any way. You get the impression that the author did not struggle with writing as it reads very well, is well laid out and avoids appealing to the views that many of us in...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Highly informative but a bit slow
A lot of information, so good in helping to paint a straight picture of north Korea - not dressed up in prose of the novels or accounts.
However, it can be repetitive in places and sometimes a trudge.
Worth reading if you're selecting several books - but I preferred other books on north Korea, especially Nothing to Envy, then the novel Orphan Master's Sun, a...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A thorough, engaging read on North Korea, 5 May 2013
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This is definitely a must-read if you want to learn more about N. Korea. Very thorough coverage of the key aspects of the country, as well as a lot about his own experiences in the country and the daily Iives of North Koreans. What shines through is the author's determination to be fair rather than just trotting out the usual stereotypes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing and well written, 7 April 2013
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Though the country is constantly in the news, we hear very little about what goes on inside the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. This book offers a rare glimpse of life inside the least accessible country in the world.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 5 May 2014
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Not very insightful. Nor is it well written in my opinion. The writer constantly uses parenthesis - to such an extent that I ended up predicting how many times he would use it per page. I found this irritating. But more importantly it is the lack of any real depth of knowledge that is disappointing. Instead of specific evidence he would say things like "I suspect what most North Koreans would do is...". For me, no real depth to the book because there is no real depth of knowledge of North Korea.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Review, 26 Feb 2013
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This was a very informative, easy to read book. However I found the style very simplistic and a little jarring. It has prompted me to read more about North Korea.
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