Brother One Cell: An American Coming of Age in South Korea's Prisons
Publish date: March 15th 2007
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
The writing itself is nothing extraordinary, but the story and cultural insight make it very worth it.
While I did find this interesting to read, there were several problems with it, most notably the incredibly whiney narrator and the lack of any sort of glossary to explain some of the Korean terms. A selfish, entitled American twit tries to smuggle drugs into South Korea and gets caught. Unluckily f...
South KoreaNarratives of foreign incarceration stints typically combine complaints about the institutions inadequacy and sadism, sometimes coupled with self-reflection. Brother One Cell has both, with a believable progression from naivete to indignation to receptivity. Compared to Fellows's prison e...
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