I have seen 4 documentaries about this case and it just made me so sad. The amount of injustice, hate, unfairness I loveeeed the way he described his wife, the I am following The west Memphis case for years now. I loveeeed the way he described his wife, the love he feels for her and their relationship. They were meant to be.
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Mikus 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. This book written by Damien is an autobiography. I qlmost 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. Its amazing to me to read about Damien Echols and see how positive he has stayed and his quest for learning no matter what horrible things life has thrown him.
It reads like a letter, which in many ways is how it was written. He basically says he feels mortified every time he sees or hears about homw journal entries. Hopefully justice will soon be had for the WM3 as I feel Echols has much to offer society, he just needs to be able to live as a free man and come into his own. I am following The west Memphis case for years now. Will include echhols jacket if it originally came with one. His level of poverty, however, made my mind boggle.
Sep 21, Xanthi rated it really liked 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. Overdrive Media 5 E-book: Aug 22, Leslie marked it as never-finished-my-fault. It is a superior source for those of you who may not know much about the case yet or for those of you who are long-time supporters of the three. This notice will disappear when you click one of the following: Damien has spent much of his time behind bars diligently maintaining his integrity and his sanity by writing.
I was immediately drawn into to his reflections about childhood, and can only guess on how he describes his life as a misunderstood, teenager, interested in heavy metal and the occult in conservative Arkansas.
I mean, I feel terrible about what he went through and all, but I never connected to him the way I connected to Jason, and I never felt for him the way I felt for Jessie. Agree totally with Timothy, touching story and made me think about our system. You are commenting using your WordPress. I sat on my bunk, my head down, and got punked off by my keepers.
Trivia About Almost Home: Out of the countless autobiographies I have read this one is the most fascinating. Email required Address never made public. The book itself was very easy to read and extremely engagin An incredible story of an incredible injustice. Almost Home This is a must read for anyone familiar with the true story of the West Memphis Three, teen-age boys who were tried exhols convicted of murdering three eight year old boys in Arkansas, even though there was no evidence of any kind linking any of them to any of the three little boys.
His writings are very articulant and outspoken. I bought the next book, Life After Death, but from reviews it appears Almost Home is more detailed, even though most of it is apparently covered in the newer book, so they discontinued the first. Comments 4 Trackbacks 0 Leave a comment Trackback. The book was transcribed verbatim from his handwritten notes from jail, and no editing was done whatsoever. As he pointed out in the book, the story of the WM3 had already been more than ably covered by other books and documentaries.
I would very highly recommend this book to absolutely anyone, as it could just well have happened to anyone else. Hoe in your details below or click an icon to log in: If you are looking for a literary masterpiece this is not damlen book for you, understandably Echols has been stunted in almost all possible ways. Related Posts.
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Kigak Jul 10, Kate rated it it was amazing. Adobe Digital Editions 2 E-book: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is a great book. The preview provided by Amazon, reveals a writer of depth and sensitivity. View all my reviews. I highly encourage everyone to watch the HBO documentary on the trials as well. I am fascinated by this story and am so thankful that he, Jason, and Jesse have been released, something that should have happened the night they were arrested.
Almost Home: My Life Story