My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Important book. Stories from inside North Korea that ring frighteningly true. Kafka and Orwell would have nodded and said “yup”.
The story of how they travelled from NK to the west is also detailed here. Terrifyingly, we don’t know if the author is alive or dead.
I first learned of this book through The History of Literature podcast episode #76 , which is worth a listen.