Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom In the West by Blaine Harden

Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom In the WestYou know when you are driving along the motorway and pass a five car pile-up and you know you shouldn’t look because you’re not going to like what you see, but you can’t help but look anyway and then once you pass, you are filled with relief that it wasn’t you lying there under a crushed vehicle?

That is what reading this book was like.

It was so horrifically fascinating that you can hardly believe this is real life in the 21st Century rather than a dystopian fantasy.

Everyone should be made to read this book just so they truly appreciate they were not born in North Korea.

I learnt more from this book than I did in entire Secondary school’s worth of history lessons.

I understand the reasons politically why the rest of the world has never physically intervened in North Korea but morally how can we as a free world live with ourselves if we just stand by and accept that there is an entire country suffering like this?

Book: 5*

Cover: 4*

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