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A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework,  and anything else I can think of.

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea - Barbara Demick Very disturbing to read, this book just might change your mind about what a true dictatorship is. Many complain that America is poverty ridden (it is) and repressive but compared to North Korea, we're living in fat city. These chilling narratives of those who have managed to escape the brutal regime of King Jong-il should find themselves questioning as to why the world has let such suffering to go on, and I hope, make you think a little. Five stars overall, but the overly-sensitive might find it too disturbing to read. Five stars overall.

For the longer review, please go here:
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Nothing_to_Envy_Ordinary_Lives_in_North_Korea_Barbara_Demick/content_580208660100