Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Barbara Demick

316 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

nonfiction history politics emotional informative sad medium-paced


An eye-opening account of life inside North Korea--a closed world of increasing global importance--hailed as a "tour de force of meticulous reporting" (The New York Review of Books) NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWAR...

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emotional 53%
reflective 41%
challenging 39%
tense 22%
inspiring 12%
hopeful 8%
adventurous 7%
mysterious 1%


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slow 20%
fast 11%

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