Masaji Ishikawa’s Incredible Escape From North Korea

Tragic. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Riveting. Brutal. These are some of the words that readers have used to describe Masaji Ishikawa’s memoir A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape From North Korea. First published in Japan in 2000, the book spans Ishikawa’s entire life, from his birth in Japan in 1947 to his escape from North Korea…

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“A Dog’s Purpose” – Book Review

This book taught me that book shopping is like clothes shopping; Never buy something just because it’s on sale. Yup, that’s how it happened, my Kindle seduced me with discounts. As I swiped through the available books, W. Bruce Cameron’s A Dog’s Purpose caught my eye. The movie adaptation had just been released by Amblin Entertainment,…

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