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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all, 29 Dec 2013
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Quite simply I'm very glad I made the decision to read this book. I am aware of what little coverage the suffering of North Koreans get in the media and even disgusted at the mockery that is made of their terrible situation. I did read this knowing a fair bit about the North through watching documentaries of undercover reporters secretly filming in and around the country. But even so, I learnt so much from this book. At parts, it seemed so extreme for a moment you forget it's real. Yet it is and that's why it's important the world reads this fascinating account for itself. Other reviews did not rate this book, and some could argue that 'lost in translation' is the case (as is in any translated story) but I've read a multitude of accounts since (the television programs are most shocking), all of which claim very similar experiences under the strict North Korean regime.
A compelling read and a must have for anyone who has any care for humanity.
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