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Another triumph for Attwood,
This review is from: Prison Time (Paperback)
One of Attwood's strengths as a writer is his effective combination of documentary-style clarity and objectivity with the heartfelt compassion and loyalty which his traumatic experiences have inspired and which he communicates unselfconsciously and with humility.
If you are looking for tales of depravity among the pages of 'Prison Time' you will surely find them but this book should not be read for that reason. It describes a brutalised society where love and respect are so scarce that the search for them becomes all the more desperate. It is a book about human dignity amidst violence and terror, and it is a book about friendship and kindness in the darkest of places. These characters are real people in unreal situations and, like Jon's Jail Journal and the two books before this one, Attwood ensures that their stories are known and that their voices are heard.