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"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."-Dr. Seuss

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Prison Noir edited by Joyce Carol Oates


I have often said that I could see sitting in prison, being able to just relax and read books for a while.

This book has changed my mind about that. Some of these stories have you feeling sorry for the individual, some have you hating the individual, but all are extremely well-written and there are a few that surprised me a lot.

You have images of men and women in prison who are probably not well educated or well written. Untrue according to these stories.

This book is filled with draw-you-in stories and some even leave you wanting to know the outcome for these prisoners.

This was very well done and edited perfectly by the great Joyce Carol Oates.

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