"Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea": A Review Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea is a book by Barbara Demick about the past, present and future of North Korea. North Korea has a very rich history, and one that has been very different from its European and even Asian counterparts. The book recounts the lives of many people living in North Korea, and their struggle with the past, present and future regime in the country. Though all seem to go through much hardship, they are strong people and people who want the best for their country as well as themselves. The book fastidiously talks about Korea’s past, and how it has affected the lives of the people in Korea. It also talk about how these people will fare, and Demick...The end:
.....but this is no way to live. IN general, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea is a book that describes the resilient nature of the people of North Korea. There are many different characters that do different thigns, but all want to be happy and have love and loyalty for the country that they lived in. Many loose faith, die, or have to be refugees to live the life that they want to live. In these ways, I feel as though this book really shows that North Korea continues to go downhill, and the bad economy, widening gap between rich and poor, and ability to restrict itself in almost every way make North Korea’s future grim. Bibliography Demick, Barbara. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2009.