Life After Death by Damien Echols

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He has written a haunting book, and the story it tells is hardly over. He is living out a sequel that is no less strange and magickal than what he has already been through.
-NY Times

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The New York Times bestselling memoir by Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three, who was falsely convicted of three murders and spent nearly eighteen years on Death Row—Life After Death is destined to be a classic of explosive, riveting prison literature.
 

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DAMIEN ECHOLS was born December 11, 1974, in Arkansas. He is widely known as one of the West Memphis Three, who have been the subject of Paradise Lost, a three-part documentary series produced by HBO; a fourth documentary directed by Peter Jackson is scheduled to be released in late 2012.
 
Published September 18, 2012 by Plume. 417 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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NY Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Janet Maslin on Sep 19 2012

He has written a haunting book, and the story it tells is hardly over. He is living out a sequel that is no less strange and magickal than what he has already been through.

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Entertainment Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Clark Collis on Sep 21 2012

...the reader is as close to sharing his plight as any sane person would care to be.

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The Boston Globe

Excellent
Reviewed by Jesse Singal on Sep 18 2012

Echols...has already lived a remarkable life...That he is able to write so movingly about the many trials he endured speaks volumes about his intellect and character.

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Salon

Excellent
Reviewed by Laura Miller on Sep 16 2012

The man who has emerged from death row at last is not quite a hero, but he’s something far more interesting: an artist — and, most definitely, well worth meeting.

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Cairo 360

Excellent
Oct 17 2012

...fluently written, it is witty, well thought out and filled with interesting facts and sensible arguments. Echols’ writing talent is evident and hopefully he will employ this skill in future books.

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Access Atlanta

Excellent
Reviewed by Steve Weinberg on Oct 25 2012

“Life After Death” is a grim, grim book. That is not a criticism, but a fact. Reader, beware of pervasive depression while absorbed.

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