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There are some similarities between this and the other books: Attwood's extraordinary honesty, his outstanding descriptions of his own emotional turmoil and an excellent representation of the larger-than-life criminal characters he meets. However, be warned, there are some genuinely shocking, real-life stories here that curl the toes and curdle the blood, and they're different to those in Hard Time: namely, the sexual deviancy and hormone-induced blood-lust that runs through prisons the world over.
In 5 words (or so), it's: gritty, jaw-dropping, philosophical, darkly humorous and emotional.
Highly recommended, but not for the faint-hearted.
Prison Time follows his previous book Hard Time (also excellent), and tells the story following his conviction which he was sentenced to 9 years in an Arizona Prison for drug offences.
I have always had a morbid curiosity with stories of American prisons and as somebody who spent their 20’s involved in the club and party seen I could identify with the author. Attwood’s account of the his experiences are so excellently expressed. The descriptions of fellow prisoners and his relationships with them is really gripping leaving you hungry for more information on them, which luckily can be found via his Jons Jail Journal blog.
I found Shaun's resilience, adaptability and courage to be really inspiring. After finishing Hard Time and Party Time within a month, I'm now working my way through his 3rd book Party Time. Which again for me to be continuing to read outwith my holiday really is a testament to how fascinating I've found these books.
Shaun Attwood describes life in prison as it is for the prisoners and it is fascinating. It is lived by and with and for the other prisoners. The prison guards and authorities really have no part in it except in the way that the environment does, like insects and forests and chasms and abysses and, sometimes, rock walls: they set the limits and character of the environment but not the life that is carried on within it. Only the prisoners and the people who have a direct impact on his life (like his family, his girlfriend and his therapists) have names and lives and personalities and they are much richer and more varied than you would expect if you were to forget (as perhaps the Arizona DoC might like you to do) that prisoners are people with rich histories.
All of this is described in an undecorated style. The stories do not need drama forced onto them. The circumstances which have led to the various prisoners ending up where they are include vicious crimes and Shaun Attwood does not avoid this but he does not judge them either: he describes the other prisoners and himself (including what they have done) and how it is being a prisoner and how the prisoners act towards each other. This may be brutal but is also often very touching, with respect, loyalty and affection. Some of the descriptions of the book make a lot of how it describes sex amongst the prisoners but they tend to mislead.Read more ›
Worth reading the entire series, and this clearly shows what a difference he has made in his life. Recommended
This trilogy has been completely compulsive reading and I would urge anybody to soak up the lessons learned through this real life experience. Like many good books, there is heartache, rejection, cruelty, sadness, unfairness and yet they are touched with humour, ambition and drive towards a better life for the writer, the other inmates and definitely the readers.
Very highly recommended.
So very glad things turned out the way they did
The self surgery peice had me nigh on passed out on the train omg
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic read, full of the colourful characters who our protagonist meets in prison. He does a great job of transmitting the horrors of prison.Published 2 days ago by Usario
Read straight after 'Hard time ' (this is the 3rd of the trio), read within a week can't believe what Shaun went through and love how his turned his life aroundPublished 3 months ago by carly
After reading hard time, I just had to find out what happened next. This book made me laugh and cry, and it was so well written it felt like I was there, going through the motions... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Brutal book and written without judgement. Bottom line, dont break the law especially in ArizonaPublished 4 months ago by Bristol Dan
Wonderful book, as Are the others in this series. I would recommend this book to anyone.Published 4 months ago by Rachel McCoye
First saw Shaun Attwood in an episode of 'Banged Up Abroad', and found him and his story very interesting. Got hold of this book not realising it was part of a trilogy. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dan Hare
Not as engaging as 'Hard Time' and it's put me off 'Party Time'.Published 5 months ago by Billy Book Spoiler72
one of three books written dsuggest all read simultaneously interestingPublished 5 months ago by Mrs S P Hornby
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