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This Is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood

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"This is Paradise!" is a shocking and moving portrayal of scenes of every day life in North Korea, a secretive and brutal nation. Hyok Kang writes of ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
J210

Different type of Memoir

by J210 on Mar 28, 2010

It was an interesting book and told the story of North Korea, but the book did not seem to have a real flow of a memoir and if you were following the narrator through their life. It seemed more to just discuss different topics and how they happened during the time period. I enjoy memoirs told more as if they're happening and when the character tells you how they're feeling during that time. I don't think you got the real feel throughout the book.

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DrBrillPhd

short but shocking

by DrBrillPhd on Jun 11, 2008

Short interesting read about the world's strangest place. I real page turner with interesting insights. Only issue is the translation from Korean to French to English makes for some odd sentence structures

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