Book Reviews of The Executioner's Song (Vintage International)

The Executioner's Song (Vintage International)
The Executioner's Song - Vintage International
Author: Norman Mailer
ISBN-13: 9780375700811
ISBN-10: 0375700811
Publication Date: 4/28/1998
Pages: 1,072
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 73 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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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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Very interesting book. May change the way you think about the death penalty. Historically significant true story.
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Excellant Book
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An in-depth look at the life of a famous murderer, Gary Gilmore. Fascinating, frightening, and insightful.
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Fantastic - amazing research in a time where there was no internet!! Kept me engrossed right up to the end.
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In depth true life novel of Gary Gilmore. First man to be executed in 1976 after a 17 year hiatus. Hard to put down. A pulitzer prize winner by Norman Mailer.