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

Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
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Apr 26, 12

bookshelves: asia, north-korea, biography, history, abuse, dictatorship, 1990s, 2000s, non-fiction, survival
Read from April 23 to 26, 2012

A housemate commented that I needed to read this book because once I read it, it would change EVERYTHING and I would become as obsessed with North Korea as she is.

She was right.

The whole book is fascinating but what knocks you to your feet is the knowledge that this is going on NOW, now as I type this review, this whole book is being played out every day - there are people starving, people with an undying loyalty to the Great Leader, people that buy into the propaganda....but also people out there trying to escape, people out there using their free mind to question. This book isn't about history. This book is about NOW. And that's the scary part.
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