If you liked Nothing to Envy...,
This review is from: Escape from Camp 14: One man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West (Hardcover)
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.... then you MUST read this. Reading this at the same time as recent news regarding North Korea attempting (and failing) to launch a rocket really got my attention. Shin is possibly the only North Korean defector to have been born in a prison camp, successfully escape and make it out of the country.
The book is written by a journalist and for that reason the book is quite "matter of fact." However, it left me fascinated by the fact that the Western world can know about these prison camps and do nothing about it apart from crying out that what NK is doing is an outrage every so often. Whilst governments are declaring war in other countries, the gulags of NK are simply ignored. Look on Google Earth and you can see the satellite images of these prison camps.
Shin's story will remain in my mind. I only hope this book will bring attention to North Korea's prison camps.