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We found 8 Reddit comments about The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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8 Reddit comments about The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea:

u/jaywalker1982 · 7 pointsr/Documentaries

I have read a lot about this situation as I mod at r/northkorea and he is among a few others that defected. Dresnok himself is from my hometown and he and three others including Jenkins tried to get out of North Korea through the Soviet Embassy, where they were promptly turned back over to NK officials.

Dresnok probably still hates it there, but he has no ability to say so.

Jenkins by the way wrote a book entitled The Reluctant Communist if any of you are fellow North korean enthusiasts like me.

u/pointmetotheinternet · 5 pointsr/todayilearned

Read The Reluctant Communist by Charles Robert Jenkins, a fellow defector. He spent decades in North Korea with Dresnok (the guy from the article), and this book is his first-hand account of the bizarre world of the DPRK and the changing mores of North Korea.

Even for those not interested in NK, this is an excellent one-of-a-kind narrative.

u/qubedView · 3 pointsr/NorthKoreaNews

Charles Jenkins wrote about how they viewed racial purity in his book The Reluctant Communist. They gave him an infertile maid with the expectation that she would be raped by him and they didn't want to risk the creation of a racially impure baby.

u/exchode · 2 pointsr/korea

This is awesome, you would really like the book by Charles Jenkins. He was housemates and later, neighbors with Dresnok for 30+ years in North Korea. He is the one of the 4 known defectors that actually made it out of NK, the other two died and Dresnok I believe is still there.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Reluctant-Communist-Court-Martial-Imprisonment/dp/0520259998/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335149060&sr=8-1

Great find, I appreciate it!

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/worldnews

HERE is a pretty good summation of the state of the DPRK armed forces. Other resources you could consult include:

u/_suited_up · 1 pointr/IAmA

it's called The Reluctant Communist
really great book, definately encourage you to read it. If not for your interest in North Korea then at least because it's such a great story.