OZ by Augustus Hill
Behind These Walls: The Journal of Augustus Hill

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OZ: Behind These Walls is the secret journal of Augustus Hill, the show's wheel-chair bound main character. He's been keeping a diary about Oz for the past 5 years and wrote a letter requesting that if he should die, the book be published to show the world what goes on behind the walls of Emerald City.

In his book, Augustus postulates on all aspects of Oz life - the rapes, lies, sex, stabbings, drugs, lost time, love and murder. With each entry, he highlights major events that have happened and offers his particular take on it. As the publisher of his book, we've taken Augustus' journal and added our own editorial sidebars -- some on OZ itself, with R.I.P pages and Poet's poetry -- others on various prisons and prison policies from around the United States, to give the reader a more indepth view of real prison life.

The book also includes an Epilogue by Tom Fontana, creator of OZ, and an Episode Guide of the last 5 seasons of this groundbreaking show. Last but not least, the story behind the book is written into every new episode of the final season of OZ, making it not only a great fan keepsake, but a publishing event.

 

About Augustus Hill

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Augustus Hill is an inmate at the Ozwald Federal Penitentiary. He was convicted on November 6th, 1995 of illegal drug possession and murder in the Second Degree. Charged with life imprisonment, he is up for parole after 20 years. His prisoner number is #95H522.
 
Published February 18, 2003 by It Books. 230 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Entertainment Weekly

And if you can't stomach graphic violence, gutter language, and full-frontal convict nudity, I'd suggest you skip ''Oz.'' Now that we've weeded out the whiners and wimps, here's the dope: As HBO's first original drama series enters its final season, I'm sad to report that Hill is dead -- but ...

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Huffington Post

– by George Heymont Playwright Bridgette Dutta Portman Agnes Denes managed to synthesize several of the principal tendencies of the late 1960s – minimalism, conceptual art, visual poetry, earthworks, body art, process art, feminism – and did so deftly and succinctly in so many drawings on grap...

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Among these characters is Tsefania Beit-Halachmi (also known as Avraham “Bumek” Schuldenfrei), an elderly poet who is the author of a collection of poems called Rhyming Life and Death.” The poems themselves echo throughout the book—mostly doggerel—as both the narrator/Author and the book’s autho...

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Her only child resembles Michael in personality, a child rooted in reality, who “finds objects much more interesting than people or words.” Writing in short, factual sentences, which come alive through his choice of details, author Amos Oz, often mentioned as a Nobel Prize candidate, recreates...

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Monsters and Critics

This is one the most intelligent TV dramas being shown and HBO (the home of ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘The Wire’) have upped the ante for season four as we are treated to 16 episodes instead of the previous seasons 8.

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The New York Review of Books

Toward the end of 1982 Mr. Oz visited the town of Bet Shemesh, some ten miles west of Jerusalem, to write the following report:.

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Time Out New York

Sam Raimi helms this long-hyped 'Wizard of Oz' prequel told from the point of view of the Wizard.

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