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This is the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, one of the people who were lucky enough to escape the political prisons of North Korea and live to tell the tale. He has never seen a normal democratic civilization as we are living in today and was forced to live in dreadful conditions. The man even had to see the execution of his own family.
What makes this book stand out?
The story of his escape, the truth behind the inhuman conditions of living in the camp, politics of Korea and so on.
Read it for
The insider’s perspective on the dreaded and horrible prison camps of North Korea
Don't read it for
The story will be stomach churning for some people. It is in fact, completely a true story. Proceed with discretion.