I managed to sneak in a little reading lately, and was glad I had requested this book from the library.
It was a very eye-opening collection of stories of people living in North Korea, told by a few who managed to escape. This is far from a happy ending story, it is very grim and somber in many ways. I really knew very little about the history of North Korea, and this book provided a background that made some sense out of the rulers and conquerors. Because there is very little media coverage allowed by the communist government, we rarely hear much about the country. I think I tend to forget about the everyday people there, and how hard life is for them.
I recommend you give this book a look-see for yourself.