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My Prison Journal - Volumes 1-4 by [Smith, John]
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My Prison Journal - Volumes 1-4 Kindle Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

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Length: 352 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 303 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: GGA Publishing Inc. (1 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008S1VHLO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #667,710 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Originally reviewed on LauraofLurking

Strong language: None
Drugs: None
Violence: None
Sexual content: None

This short book is a collection of real life journals from a man in an American prison, starting a long sentence. The layout is unusual in that each entry is made up of one large paragraph as this is how it was written when sent to the publisher due to lack of paper to write on. I think this aspect, while strange to read at first helps you to immerse yourself in what life in like inside.

"John Smith", an alias to protect his loved ones, is clearly an educated man who ran his own business. When things went sour he asked a friend for help. This volume doesn't go into detail as to what happened, but he has ended up with an estimated twelve years incarcerated.

At first I had little compassion for the man, it's easy to look down on somebody when you're not in their situation, but much of his writing was based around missing his wife and kids, parents and friends. As you read of him anxiously awaiting a letter, or a couple of dollars to buy extras to make life easier you soon realise he is a family man who likely just ended up out of his depth. At times I felt sorry for him and angry at relatives for being so cold, while I knew nothing of their side.

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This is a short but compelling read. What spelling mistakes he'd made were left in to keep these journals purely him. At times it got repetitive as in every entry he waited for the same things, but I think this just epitomises the repetition of prison life in hindsight.

I give this 4 stars for immersion into his world
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No way do you feel sorry for this 40+ but at least he is doing something while doing his time. It's not awe inspiring but I got to the end and thought it would be worth getting his second diary, cos it's under £1 and he might grow into his 40+ years. He has done several diaries and I am interested to see how long he keeps my interest. I am a little concerned about the conflict between his desire to renew the threesome sex pastime (on his release when he's 58) and his wife finding God scenario but hey, it's only the first year and he has 18 years to work that one out !
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A fantastic insight in the life of a man who gets sent to prison for Armed robbery and his efforts to improve his life for the better. In the first three volumes, you can see the difference in his writing ability and his outlook on his life and future.

I hope he continues to write more journals and I will definately be getting these as well!
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I HAVE READ LOADS OF PRISON BOOKS MOST OUR VERY INTERESTING BUT THIS BOOK WASNT ONE OF THEM DONT WASTE YOUR TIME
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Tears ,feeling the author has to,d it as it is and with something like this , memories must be imprinted forever, a great read and plenty to put you off going into prison anywhere!
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Enjoying every episode of it and cant wait until the next instalment is written. Feel for the emotions that he goes through and admire him for the way he copes with prison life
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An excellent read and insight into Mr Smith's life, hope to keep reading about you,
Thank you for writing your life story

Regards
Pauline
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What a disappointing, boring story. Could have been written by a school kid. There are a lot more interesting prison tales than this. Won't recommend at all.
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