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Apparently, Colombians are all about this new book, Out of Captivity, written by three Americans who were held hostage for five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.


But apparently, this isn’t the only hostage books Colombians are reading. According to an article by Juan Forero at NPR,

In the past two years, nearly a dozen books by or about hostages have been released in Colombia. The survival tales have readers spellbound, and many of the books are flying off the shelves.

But why the fascination with hostages?

“I think they’re of great interest, especially to Colombians, because getting kidnapped is the worst nightmare for most people living down here,” Otis says. “You’re taken away from your family. You’re held in horrible conditions out in the jungle. It just seems like the worst of all possible worlds.”

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