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I really wanted to review “Life after death” but I have that on a different program not supported by Good reads. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
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He was on death row for the murder of three 8 year old boys. The book was more powerful than I had ever expected. And I think they’re innocent. Jul 27, Diana marked it as to-read. Damlen Reader 2 Genre: Read this book and know the truth about him.
I can’t wait to read his next book, Life After Death, which will be released next month. It just so happened that I read two books at the same time about the great shame of the US prison system.
Almost Home : My Life Story by Damien Echols (2005, Paperback)
Out of the countless autobiographies I have read this one is the most fascinating. It is a message from a foot by 9-foot cell in a cinderblock building surrounded by coils of razor wire in the middle of a dirt field in Arkansas. What I found was an interesting read that gave me a glimpse of what it was like for someone going into the prison system at such a young age. This book by Damien Echols is an intimate portrait if his life. I would very highly recommend this book to absolutely anyone, as it could just well have happened to anyone else.
Echols is a coherent and sympathetic writer; he states that he wishes to laugh when he laughs, cry when he cries, and feel his emotions, and this is something he manages to accomplish. BUT, a writer he is not.
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Almost Home: My Life Story by Damien Echols
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you ddamien to read. Science Fiction 8 Genre: He also lets the world see inside with a rare view, just how corrupt a government and even a society can be even in this day and age when things like Orphan Trains horrify us.
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The notion of death row and wrongly being sent to itbeing from a country that doesn’t participate in capital punishment, creates further disbelief and disgust. Trivia About Almost Home: It is rare to read a text like this, and I suspect it has something to do with his perspective on the world after devoting himself to studies such as Buddhism, Zen, and many other philosophies.
Harry Potter Years by J. Mar 04, Neja rated it it was amazing Shelves: I picked this book up because there’s a poster in the library of Margaret Cho encouraging us to read and she’s holding this book.
Return to Book Page. Because I mean–the story reads different if it’s in a different length, or whatever. Just because he wore all black, had long black hair, and had a love for heavy metal music, he was singled out by his hometown people.
Apr 13, Jenn rated it liked it. Although the writing leaves some to be desired, this book isnt as badly written as some of the almsot crap on the market and it really is entertaining. I can say that this book, at times, made me feel a lot of different emotions from fury, shock, sadness but also it made m I devoured this book from the moment I began reading it.
Almost Home: My Life Story
For anyone who has not been touched by the story of the West Memphis Three or WM3, I highly suggest you learn about it. There are a few who still believe that Damien is a devil-worshipping child killer, but as time passes and more facts rise to the surface, it becomes even more clear that he is the victim of a peculiar species of hysteria.
Mar 20, Steve rated it it was amazing. I have always been fascinated with this case and found this book to be a great addition to anyone looking to hear from Damien Echols in the first person.