In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison
When Norman Mailer was writing The Executioner's Song, he received a letter from Jack Henry Abbott. a convict , in which Abbott offered to educate him in the realities of life in a maximum security prison. This book organizes Abbott's by now classic letters to Mailer. which evoke his infernal vision of the prison nightmare.
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Heavy. He's angry, though from the sounds of it, it is very justified. He seems insightful in the same way that Mumia Abu Jamal is insightful, and naturally so, because they have similar plights. The author is intelligent and raises some very thoughtful points. He furthers the idea many people have that prison is scary.
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My father rarely told the story, but he said he read The Bridge on the River Kwai during his stint in the Marine Corps, and upon reaching the climax of the book--which outraged him--he threw the novel ... Read full review