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8+ obres 415 Membres 14 Ressenyes

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John Sweeney is a former reporter for the London Observer. Over the course of his career John has won one Emmy, two Royal Television Society prizes, one Sony Gold Award, the "What the Papers Say" Journalist of the Year Prize, an Amnesty International Prize, and the Paul Foot Award. He lives in mostra'n més England. mostra'n menys
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Obres de John Sweeney

North Korea undercover (2013) 94 exemplars
Cold (2016) 81 exemplars
Elephant Moon (2012) 66 exemplars
Road (2017) 10 exemplars
Rooney's Gold (2010) 7 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1958
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
Educació
London School of Economics
Professions
journalist

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Though titled "North Korea Undercover", less than 50% of the book is about his travel in the country. Sweeney had to pad the book with the history and politics of North Korea. He had to do so, otherwise, there is nothing much for him to write. After a while, the trip had become monotonous. All the attractions feel manufactured and there are statues of the two Kims everywhere. You know the country not by what's there but by what's not there. Of note is also Sweeney's irreverent tone towards the country. Overall, not too bad a read.… (més)
 
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siok | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Sep 30, 2023 |
One of the finest political travelogues ever written!
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elahrairah | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 6, 2021 |
A good summary of North Korea overall with some personal anecdotes from the author's visit. Nothing particularly new to me, and no deep or novel analysis, but there isn't a lot of information about North Korea, and the combination of a personal visit (to film an underground documentary) and general data seems to work well. Very approachable. Also includes references to several other first person books written by defectors which would be great to read if you want to learn more.
 
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octal | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jan 1, 2021 |
Where was the editor? The book could really take advantage of a couple of revisions. Random callbacks, multiple repetitions, pointless asides - it hardly reads like a book and more like a long interview where you can't go back and restructure your statements as if it was written in one sitting. It was also read in one sitting. Still a good read.
 
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Paul_S | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Dec 23, 2020 |

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Obres
8
També de
1
Membres
415
Popularitat
#58,725
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
14
ISBN
60
Llengües
3

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