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One of my friends was deeply into the cause, and, some years ago, ran a film night at Adelaide’s Mercury Cinemas, to raise money to help their legal battles. On August 19,Echols, along with the two others collectively known at the West Memphis Three, were released from prison after their attorneys and the judge handling the upcoming retrial agreed to a deal.
Fiction and Literature 68 Genre: Reading his take on living in the South in the 80’s and 90’s and being into heavy metal music, wearing black, and having gothic leanings as I do and how people in his town police especially reacted to that, just blows my mind. They were meant to be. See 1 question about Almost Home…. Damien Echols is one of three West Memphis teenagers tried and wrongfully convicted in the murder of three children. His level of poverty, however, made my mind boggle.
He was sentenced in at the age of 18 along with his best friend Jason Baldwin 17 and Jessie Mskelley About this product Synopsis Almost Home is a message to you from a faraway place.
This book was definitely an eye opener and it was fascinating to read about who he is as a person and where he came from, how he coped on death row for storyy years when this book was writtenwith the specter of execution hanging over his head.
He was on death row for the murder of three 8 year old boys. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
Agree totally with Timothy, touching story and made me think about our system. 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 Jess I New England 3 Setting: I did not worship the devil and neither did these three.
Written by Damien himself. You may also like. Aug 23, Adrian z added it Shelves: Children’s and Adolescent Literature 20 Genre: As he pointed out in the book, the story of the WM3 had already been more than ably covered by other books and documentaries.
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The preview provided by Amazon, reveals a writer of depth and sensitivity. South Africa 1 Setting: He was on death row under 23 hours per day lockdown at the Varner Supermax. This is the memoir told in Damien’s one of the West Memphis Three own words from wtory.
When Damien wrote this book I was excited to get to know the person, not the criminal. Lists with This Book. Although the writing leaves some to mmy desired, this book isnt as badly written as some of the other crap on the market and it really is entertaining. Adobe Digital Editions 2 E-book: Damien has spent much of his time behind bars diligently maintaining his integrity and his sanity by writing. Mar 07, Caroline rated it really liked it.
Damien has spent much of his time behind bars diligently maintaining his integrity and his sanity by writing. Jul 01, Katherine rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
May 19, Candice rated it it was amazing. It was written by a young man named Damien Echols and it chronicles his life and his experiences in a way that clearly illuminates him, not as a monster, but as a human being.
Boston Public Library 69 Library: I would very highly recommend this book to absolutely anyone, as it could just well have happened to anyone else. Feb 11, Leticia rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 20, Steve rated it it was amazing.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The US American south 5 Setting: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I connected to it. RowlingHardcover I knew right where the biography section was in our local library and headed straight to it on our weekly trips there.
Almost Home : My Life Story by Damien Echols (2005, Paperback)
Daimen book is out of print but if u research Damien Echols and really want to read it, I might sell it!! 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.
Still, once he gets to the trial, the book becomes less than satisfying, especially since nome case is still under appeals, and therefore could not be tied up in a pretty almosf either way. Two boys received life in prison with no parole, and the third, the writer of this book, Damien Echols, is sentenced to death. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He, along with Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley have become known as The West Memphis Three, and though the story of their arrest and conviction is widely known, most people don’t know the real people behind the sound bites and the TV news segment clips.
It’s gripping and emotional, and sensitive readers are advised to take it in stages.