Brother One Cell: An American Coming of Age in South Korea's Prisons


      Brother One Cell: An American Coming of Age in South Korea's Prisons
A gripping first person account of one young American s life changing years in a South Korean prisonAt age twenty three Cullen Thomas was, like most middle class kids his age, looking for something meaningful and exciting to do before settling into the 9 to 5 routine Possessed of a youthful, romantic view of the world, he set off for adventure in Asia and a job teaching English in Seoul, South Korea But he got than he ever bargained for when an ill advised stunt led to a drugsmuggling arrest and a three and a half year prison sentence Brother One Cell is Cullen s memoir of that time the harrowing and unusual story of a good kid forced to grow up in very unusual circumstancesOne of only a handful of foreign inmates, Cullen shared a cell block with human traffickers, jewel smugglers, murderers, and thieves Fortunately for him, the strict Confucian social s that dominated the prison made it almost a safe place, different from the brutal, lawless setting most would imagine In the relative calm of this environment Cullen would learn invaluable life lessons and come out of the experience a wise and grounded adult With its gritty descriptions of life behind the concrete walls, colorful depictions of his fellow inmates, and acute insights about Korean society, Brother One Cell is part gritty prison story, part cautionary tale, and part insightful travelogue into the places most people never see. Best Read [ Brother One Cell: An American Coming of Age in South Korea's Prisons ] By [ Cullen Thomas ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Brother One Cell: An American Coming of Age in South Korea's Prisons
  • Cullen Thomas
  • English
  • 05 June 2018
  • 067003827X

10 thoughts on “ Brother One Cell: An American Coming of Age in South Korea's Prisons

  1. says:

    Although I ve been in Korea for just about eight months now, it wasn t until reading Brother One Cell that I actually took the time to appreciate where I am Sure, I ve reveled a bit in this unique opportunity, especially to those back home, but I never really do so objectively What s worse is that as I m often frustrated with work, I find myself complaining about a number of things totally unrelated In turn, even though I really have enjoyed Korea, I frequently view it in a negative light, Although I ve been in Korea for just about eight months now, it wasn t until reading Brother One Cell that I actually took the time to appreciate where I am Sure, I ve reveled a bit in this unique opportunity, especially to those back home, but I never really do so objectively What s worse is that as I m often frustrated with work, I find myself complaining about a number of things totally unrelated In turn, even though I really have enjoyed Korea, I frequently view it in a negative light, clumping together my experience working here and my experience living here.This book helped me to reaffirm the notion that I ve held all along that my complaints are hardly worth voicing in that not only is it my choice to be here, but I really do have the opportun...

  2. says:

    While I did find this interesting to read, there were several problems with it, most notably the incredibly whiney narrator and the lack of any sort of glossary to explain some of the Korean terms A selfish,...

  3. says:

    Growing up in Long Island Graduating college then setting off for Asia to teach English with a girl he loves Flouting the country s drug laws without enough regard for consequence At this point the author s and my own story diverge and I am given a window into what my life could ve become had I been a shade unluckier.Truly heart wrenching at times, I read each chapter with wide eyes and deep breaths as the author tells of coping with serving a 3 1 2 year sentence in a prison 7,000 miles from Growing up in Long Island Graduating college then setting off for Asia to teach English with a girl he loves Flouting the country s drug laws without enough regard for consequence At this point the author s and my own story diverge and I am given a window into what my life could ve become had I been a shade unluckier.Truly heart wren...

  4. says:

    Brother One Cell is an autobiographical tale of Cullen Thomas, an American who in his early 20s moved to South Korea to teach English Seven months into his time there, he got caught smuggling drugs into the country and was sentenced to three and half years in prison As you do It s an interesting look into South Korean culture and prison life, albeit from a slightly two dimensional and simplistic viewpoint Okay I ll level with you It s an irritating re...

  5. says:

    I don t understand all the negative reviews People are complaining that Cullen Thomas kept whining about Korean culture and his situation in prison, and some reviews even had the audacity to judge him and say that he deserved everything he got About the whining part, he had every right Koreans living in the USA whine Canadians living in Colombia whine People whine If I wrote a book about Colombia it would be full of whining about all the weird things I hate about it He was whining because I don t understand all the negative reviews People are complaining that Cullen Thomas kept whining about Korean culture and his situation in prison, and some reviews even had the audacity to judge him and say that he deserved everything he got About the whining part, he had every right Koreans living in the USA whine Canadians living in Colombia whine People whine If I wrote a book about Colombia it would be full of whining about all the weird things I hate about it He was whining because he felt shocked and attacked and frustrated at times At times he admitted that he was wrong in his judgements as well I personally appreciated the insight into Korean culture s intricacies and how they contrasted with his North American culture.As to the complaints that he over used the word Confucian when describing thingswell, they were Confucian I wouldn t not describe Colombian culture as machismo culture, and you know why BECAUSE IT IS He called a spade a ...

  6. says:

    As a first generation Korean American, I could somehow relate to this story Although I have never been in any prison, the author does well at explaining the Korean culture and give a lot of Korean dialogue in the book Instead of overacting on the narration with unbearable Asian accents, the narrator using his natural voice, tries to speak the foreign dialogue as best as they can I ve listened to many books over the years where the narration of the story ruins the book because they try to...

  7. says:

    The writing itself is nothing extraordinary, but the story and cultural insight make it very worth it.

  8. says:

    There s a Korean proverb that says a true man only cries at 3 moments in his life when he is born, when his parents die, and when he dies But this book has dudes straight up bawling in their jail cells from all the suffering that drives some of them even to the point of insanity Brother One Cell shows you the experience of an American adjusting to Korean society within a prison, and is also a great reminder that prisoners are still people just like everyone else There are scenes where they s There s a Korean proverb that says a true man only cries at 3 moments in his life when he is born, when his parents die, and when he dies But this book has dudes straight up bawling in their jail cells from all the sufferin...

  9. says:

    Interesting memoir, though often goes overboard on his childhood, Confucianism and other stuff.

  10. says:

    Lucky man, luxurious conditions, yet still a whiner.

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