My Desertion, Court Marshal, And Forty Year Imprisonment In North Korea – Charles Robert Jenkins
Honestly the main thing I didn’t like about the book was the subtitle. ^ It sounds like the court marshal happened before the forty years, when really it was after. This is by no means the only book I found the title to be annoying. I recently read a book title Hiking Westward, in which they did no hiking. Also the book Six Months To Live was more poetic than the truth. But it isn’t a really big deal.
The book starts by explaining the authors childhood and young adulthood. It’s a fascinating reminder of how much America has changed.
Then he gives an explanation of how and why he deserted.
As the story progresses you get to see just how crazy and awful North Korea truly is. It is a world without sanity, not just a world of cruelty.
My first thought was that this book reminded me of Captain America, but for a shorter amount of time, and like not fictional. But the more I thought about it the more I realized it reminded me of The Man Without A Country which you can find here or there.
If you want to find out what I thought about the mention of sex in this book look no further than this.