Life After Death - review - Damien Echols | EW.com

Books

Life After Death

Life After DeathYou have to look extremely hard to find the silver lining in the case of the West Memphis Three, the trio of teenagers who, it is now widely agreed, were...Life After DeathMemoir, NonfictionYou have to look extremely hard to find the silver lining in the case of the West Memphis Three, the trio of teenagers who, it is now widely agreed, were...2012-09-21Blue Rider Press
PLIGHT OF THE INNOCENT This thrilling memoir is penned by one of the three teenagers wrongfully convicted of murdering a group of children in 1994

PLIGHT OF THE INNOCENT This thrilling memoir is penned by one of the three teenagers wrongfully convicted of murdering a group of children in 1994

B+

Life After Death

Genre: Memoir, Nonfiction; Author: Damien Echols; Publisher: Blue Rider Press

You have to look extremely hard to find the silver lining in the case of the West Memphis Three, the trio of teenagers who, it is now widely agreed, were wrongfully convicted of three child murders in 1994. But there’s no doubt the saga has inspired some memorable cultural artifacts, such as Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s Paradise Lost documentaries. To that list can now be added this evocative, chilling memoir, Life After Death, by one of the three, Damien Echols, who penned much of the text prior to his release last year. ”Ghosts are using my head for a neon disco, and I want to go home,” he desperately writes at one point, and the reader is as close to sharing his plight as any sane person would care to be. B+

More from Our Partners