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on 2 March 2006
I've been reading pretty much every book on North Korea I could get my hands on over the past few years, and each new release fills me with joy. "Comrades and Strangers," "Aquariums...," "This Is Paradise!", Erik Cornell's fascinating account and of course Guy Delisle's delightful graphic novel on Pyongyang all figure among my favourite books. Naturally I couldn't resist ordering "North Korean Memoirs" as soon as I'd read the synopsis. And if even half of what's in there is true, it is surely the most fascinating account of any first-hand experience of the country I've come across thus far.
What I cannot ignore though is that this book apparently hasn't come within a mile of a proofreader. Never ever have I read a book with so many spelling errors, mistakes of sheer negligence, bad grammar and diabolical syntax. Shame on the publishers!
If you can live with that though, do buy this, it's absolutely riveting.