Saturday, 24 November 2012

Brajesh's Review: Escape from Camp 14

The story of Shin's escape is a blockbuster in itself, Blaine Harden takes a thriller of a storyline and makes it a legend through this book. Little is known to us about what goes on in North Korea, and to be honest before this book I also didn't care.

However this book changed my outlook completely. The situation in political prison camps of North Korea is far worse than any Nazi concentration camp, and Blaine’s ability to educate us about the atrocities while simultaneously handholding us to understand a society which is virtually unknown to most of us, is quite amazing.

I am quite sure this book will cause shock-waves in Western societies, given that this is one of the first books in English to tackle this issue. A must read for anyone who enjoys non-fiction, and for everyone who wants to read a story more fascinating than any fiction I have read in recent times

Rating : 4 / 5

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