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    Vivid, human portraits of life in North Korea

    I really responded to the romance in this book, as it traces the lives of 6 North Koreans, including 2 who separately defected and reunited on the outside, with a result that surprised both of them. Highly, highly recommended.
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    Glad I read this book

    Through stoies of individuals the author enables you to imagine and feel. You're there. I had no interest in going to North Korea, now feel like I've already visited. This book is how I envision good education, statistics and history brought to life.
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    Excellent book

    Highly recommended. It gripped me. I couldn't put it down.
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    Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

    An excellent read, excellent research. A first hand account of the travesty of possibly the worst place on the planet. The story of nine individuals and there adventure in stealing away from the prison life style of North Korea. A must read.
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    Amazing

    How many ways can I say that? This book is shocking and sad and hopeful and beautiful and the best I've read this year. I could not put it down!
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