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Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
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Oct 24, 2011

it was amazing
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Read from October 24 to 31, 2011

This was an excellent book in every way, finishing it just a couple months ago. Engrossing, well reported and thought-provoking. Excellently tells the tales of ex-patriots of various ages living (and not living) through the lean years of the 90's during the horrendous starvation and deprivations following the collapse of the USSR. Now I wish the Arab Spring upon the people of North Korea, throwing down the totalitarians, cronies, "military-first" crooks to the dustbin of history. 2011 could end on a frantic note on the international front.
Burn in h**l, Kim Jung Il.
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