Review: Nothing to Envy

Nothing to EnvyNothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Since North Korea has been acting so erratically in the last year, I decided it was high time to learn a bit more about people’s lives there. This book was a fantastic choice and a real eye-opener. Sure, many people in the West know peripherally about the great famine that struck North Korea in the 1990s, but this book really takes you inside what it was like to live through such times. Based largely on accounts taken from defectors, Nothing to Envy is a tour-de-force that can help people have a greater understanding of what life has been like in North Korea over the past several decades.

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