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Almost Home: My Life Story

It details his life up to the point where he was arreste I have long known the story of the West Memphis Three. Mar 04, Neja rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a not just a story, but a journey of professed innocence, a testament to the endurance of a wronged soul and salvation most profound found from ehols thick, guarded, unnecessary walls in which it was penned.

Sep 09, Cheryl rated it it was amazing.

I found Almost Home to be a sad book overall, Echols has no concept of what it’s like to live as a free adult. The word “magick” is found on almost every page and there were other things that I found distracting at times.

Science Fiction 8 Genre: He also lets the world ehols inside with a rare view, just how corrupt a government and even a society can be even in this day and age when things like Orphan Trains horrify us. I am one reader who is eagerly awaiting Volume Two! One of my friends was deeply into the cause, and, some years ago, ran a film night at Adelaide’s Mercury Cinemas, to raise money to help their legal battles.


“Almost Home: My Life Story, Vol 1,” Damien Echols | What really knocks me out

My Life Story by Damien Echols. And this book, maybe it’s ’cause I read it so closely, ’cause hoome is for research so I annotated the hell out of it, like you should see the sea of tabs, but it made me laugh boy’s funny! It really knocked me down.

I have known about this case since I was 15 years old i’m 31 now and I have followed it closely. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp.

This is the story of Damien Echols’ life as told by him.

Almost Home : My Life Story by Damien Echols (2005, Paperback)

Apr 13, Jenn rated it liked it. I highly encourage everyone to watch the HBO documentary on the trials as well. I’m not a good book review writer or anything, but this book was amazing and it’s the true story of one of the West Memphis Three, three boys who were arrested for a murder they couldn’t have possibly committed, pretty much just because they wore edhols clothes and had long hair and listened to heavy metal.

The book was transcribed verbatim from his handwritten notes from jail, and no editing was done whatsoever. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Boston Public Library Tags: Free the West Memphis Three.

Agree totally with Timothy, touching story and made me think about our system. To tell you the truth, I have not followed news coverage of the West Memphis Three: It was a level that went far, far beyond my experiences and made me wonder how it could be in a nation as rich as the United States?


His writings are very articulant and outspoken. Nov 15, Aurora Dimitre rated it it was amazing Shelves: To this very day, though they are physically free men, the state of Arkansas continue to punish them and hang this over their heads and refuse justice for the three younger ones by finding their killer.

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Still, once he gets to the trial, the book becomes less than satisfying, especially since his case is still under appeals, and therefore could not be tied up in a pretty ending either way.

I would very highly recommend this book to absolutely anyone, as it could just well have happened to anyone else. The USA 67 Setting: Jun 26, Kim rated it it was amazing.

Inthey were granted their sgory, but I am sure they endured a hell that they didn’t deserve. Damien Echols is one of three West Memphis teenagers tried and wrongfully convicted in the murder of three children. He was on death row for the murder of three 8 year old boys. Coincidentally, it was his library books on wicca and other occult religions that were considered major evidence in this case.