Review — BROTHER ONE CELL by Cullen Thomas (Viking) — Books of the Times 3/28/07

On the Road to Self-Discovery, Korean Jail Was a Pothole

… ““Brother One Cell” is Mr. Thomas’s affecting account of his prison experience. It’s an offbeat coming-of-age story, the tale of a wide-eyed, innocent, middle-class American thrust into a world of deprivation and daily trials that speed his passage into adulthood and a deeper understanding of himself and the fallen creatures around him. Told simply, and with extraordinary good humor, it reads like a cross between “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” and “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.””

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