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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Gripping and chilling account of life behind bars. After you read this book, then read what happened to its author! Read full review
VARIETIES OF PUNISHMENT
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