Life After Death

Life After Death

Book - 2012
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A West Memphis Three member's account of his eighteen-year death row incarceration discusses the justice system flaws that led to his conviction, the abuses he suffered in prison, and the trio's vindication in 2011.
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780399160202
Characteristics: 399 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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FW_librarian Jun 19, 2015

This is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. I had recently heard Echols being interviewed on a local radio station; he was speaking that night at Seattle Town Hall. After the interview, I wanted to hear him in person but, I had made other plans. After reading this book, I could kick myself for not canceling my plans and attending the lecture.

Dec 29, 2014

Easy to get into and hard to put down. This poor guy had the most horrible life.

Nov 27, 2014

A great read.

Nov 04, 2014

I am obsessed with this case and am greedily searching for all materials on the case. I really wanted to love this book, but I didn't. I hoped it would give more insight to the case, but the case was only a small portion at the end of the book.

The writing is not stellar, and there were points throughout the book in which I felt like the writing did not sound like his own. I wonder if perhaps his wife Lorri wrote some parts...?

My heart is saddened for Mr. Echols, and I am horrified by the suffering he faced during the time he spent in jail. I wish I could wave a magic (not magick) wand and make it all better for him. Being sent to prison at 18 surely hardened his heart and may have kept him from maturing. I was disappointed that he chose to describe so many people as sexless lumps with bad skin. Attacking people based on appearance is low brow. He could have done more to describe his disappointment in certain people without resorting to insulting people's appearance. I would respect his critiques more if he had not chosen to be so low brow.

Sep 22, 2014

The story of one of the 'Memphis Three' who were still teens when sentenced to death/life-imprisonment in Arkansas in 1994 for a crime they didn't commit. An incredible depiction of his 18 years spent in prison, much of it in solitary confinement, this is a book I will buy so that I can re-read and loan to others. Excellent and highly recommended.


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Dec 12, 2012

"Time soils quickly in here, and it smells like rotten meat."


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