Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
|Rating||:||4.60 (918 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||336 Pages|
A truly EXCELLENT BOOK, which weaves many stories, and many perspectives, into a fascinating narrative about life in North Korea Design Think "Nothing to Envy" is an outstanding, highly illuminating book about North Korea. One of the very best.It is well written and engaging. It covers multiple time periods, because she beautifully captures the life experiences of entire families of North Koreans, thereby capture a fascinating sense of history, along with more contemporary life there.Most importantly, Demick's book draws on multiple sources, mostly refugees, which makes it far stronger than most books about North Korea. Most bo. Poignant, True Stories of North Koreans Who Escaped T-Rex 5 This book has a different format compared to many North Korea books. In this book, the author starts with telling the story of the lives of several North Koreans in various walks of life. Of course, we know from the beginning, that regardless of how unlikely it seems, at some point all of these people are going to escape North Korea in order to be able to tell their story. We learn the story of how these individuals grew up and lived in North Korea, their thoughts about their government a. If you are looking to find out about the real North Korea this is the book to read. Excellent Lasalmon All I can think of to say is "WOW", this book is excellent to learn the reality that is North Korea. It also is incredibly sad to realize that in this day and age this type of Communist/Dictatorship still exists. I am just so grateful to live and thrive in the United States of America. During another sometimes ridiculous and brutal election season it is easy to cast judgement, however, what wonderful freedoms we have to live in the land of the free and home of the brave.
Her terrifying depiction of North Korea from the night sky, where the entire area is blacked out from failure of the electrical grid, contrasts vividly with the propaganda on the ground below urging the country's worker-citizens to believe that they are the envy of the world. Times staffer and former Seoul bureau chief, draws out details of daily life that would not otherwise be known to Western eyes because of the near-complete media censorship north of the arbitrary border drawn after Japan's surrender ending WWII. . As she reveals, ordinary life in North Korea by the 1990s became a parade of horrors, where famine
A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Demick takes us deep inside the country,