Tuesday, March 27, 2007

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
By WILLIAM GRIMES

... "“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.”"