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The Executioner's Song
The Executioner's Song
Author: Norman Mailer
ISBN-13: 9780099230601
ISBN-10: 0099230607
Publication Date: 1/1/1980
Pages: 1,062
Edition: n.e.
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Publisher: Arrow Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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A very intense read, a one time only kind of book, depressing and thought provoking
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This book is the winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize. It is a true story of Gary Gilmore, who in 1977 became the first person executed in the U.S. since the reinstitution of the death penalty. A chilling look into the mind of a murderer.
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One of my favorite books. Has to be hands down the best true crime book I've read.
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It is a mystery how a book qualifies for a Pulitzer Prize, which this book won in 1980. Other reviewers liked it. I wanted to read it since it is a classic. I couldn't even get to page 200. The prose was tedious and long-winded about this criminal and his girlfriend, and included more details than I cared to learn about, i.e. their frequent sex and how and with whom. The plot might have been great, but it shouldn't have taken over 1000 pages to get to the point. I like memoirs and true life stories, but could NOT get into this one and cannot recommend it...
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