Posted on October 26 2012
If your looking for a good read, dont look any further! Escape from Camp 14 is rated as a New York Times bestseller and it holds up to its reputation.
Escape from Camp 14 tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuks life. Born into one of the hardest North Korean concentration camps he unlocks the secrets of the worlds most repressive totalitarian state. Shin knew nothing of civilized existence-he saw his mother as a competitor for food, guards raised him to be a snitch, and he witnessed the execution of his own family. Through Hardens harrowing narrative of Shins life and remarkable escape, he offers an unequaled inside account of one of the worlds darkest nations and a riveting tale of endurance, courage, and survival
North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice as long as Stalins Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. Very few born and raised in these camps have escaped. But Shin Donghyuk did.