Nabila's Reviews > Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
1068686
's review
Apr 28, 2011

really liked it

With Kim Jong-Il the punchline to many a joke, it's been easy to forget (or perhaps never really have acknowledged) that under him are millions of people who live in poverty, fear and oppression. The book is excellent, it presents a human face to one of the 'axis of evil' countries and gives a startling insight into what life in a real life '1984' would be like. It also makes you realise just how brave and driven the defectors are; to question the indoctrination and then to risk everything to make it out of there alive.
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Nothing to Envy.
Sign In »

Comments (showing 1-1 of 1) (1 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

John I like your 1984 analogy. A very moving book, told in a matter of fact manner, but, at times, I I had to stop reading for a few minutes to regain my composure,


back to top