Top critical review
Great story, yet sometimes fantastical
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 30, 2016
I'm enjoying this book. It was recommended by a friend, who thought this was related to Kenneth Bae. This is not related to him in the least.
I speak Chinese fluently and have translated for people who have suffers terrible abuses. Saying that, some of the stories are a bit fantastical. I think the translator could have done some more work to verify stories or dig fire better translation because some things sound a but far fetched.
That being said, and having lived in China for 12 years, I'm used to some of that.
Good story though, and a fascinating glimpse into North Korea.