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ISBN: 0397011938
Author: James McLendon
Language: English
Publisher: Lippincott; 1st edition (1977)
Pages: 327
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Rating: 4.8
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A chillingly disturbing work about four convicts who are on death row, McLendon book is quite gory. If you are interested in the topic of death row and want to get a sense for the various players, this novel does a great job as a work of fiction.

A chillingly disturbing work about four convicts who are on death row, McLendon book is quite gory. While so many books surround the intricate stories of what brings a person to such a point in life, this work is as interested in giving the reader a full experience of what it is like to watch someone die in the electric chair. It's a fairly straight foward/easy read, with very few slow parts.

Personal Name: McLendon, James. Download DOC book format. book below: (C) 2016-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners.

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028061) McLendon, James. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1977. Based on an actual case of multiple execution in Florida, this novel claims to be the first book to anatomize the death penalty as a physical and emotional reality, not as a moral question or a social issue ISBN: 0397011938.

A chillingly disturbing work about four convicts who are on death row, McLendon's book is quite gory. It's a fairly straight forward/easy read, with very few slow parts.

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ISBN 10: 0553117351 ISBN 13: 9780553117356. Publisher: Bantam Books, 1978.

The Novel is a work of historical fiction. Apart from the well-known actual people, events, and locales that figure in the narrative, all names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously

The Novel is a work of historical fiction. Apart from the well-known actual people, events, and locales that figure in the narrative, all names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to current events or locales, or to living persons, is entirely coincidental.

Comments:

Rollers from Abdun
An incredible account of the reality of execution. We usually don't think of the convict's side of things. I believe in the death penalty but this book shows that it's not just the animal, crazed derelict go to the chair. There's also real suffering on this side of things. With that said, I still believe in the death penalty for serial killers, psychopaths and sociopaths. These are the people that will NEVER change anf are just taking up space!
Vital Beast
Well written account of the death procedure in the USA. Good characters, well developed. Gets gruesome near the end so be prepared.
SoSok
It fulfilled my need for information
on the Florida prison system's policy on the death penalty. Author has valid information.
Funny duck
A chillingly disturbing work about four convicts who are on death row, McLendon's book is quite gory. While so many books surround the intricate stories of what brings a person to such a point in life, this work is as interested in giving the reader a full experience of what it is like to watch someone die in the electric chair.

There is a certain bizarre, disgusting reality to it. While some books like to take a political stand, this one presents the realities of it; the despicable characters, the unpredictability of the contraption, the difficulty of the actual job as executioner, the politics, the mixed media and activist emotions. It's fascinating the way the executioners are portrayed.

The use of four inmates with a variety of stories makes the ending all the more chilling. After experiencing the description of one death, the other four become even more daunting. This is probably the way that the mandatory witnesses felt after seeing the gruesomeness of each execution. It's quite an interesting story to tell, in this regard.

The loss of a star is because I think there are places where - as an author - he could have brought the reader even deeper into the narrative. While his descriptions are adequately disgusting, they are not as detailed as they could be. He allows the reader a certain space from full experience. I appreciate it and at the same time, I think he should have been more aggressive and included it. Things like the smell, etc. I also think there a few places where the dialog is a bit over done and could have been communicated differently for greater effect.

If you are interested in the topic of death row and want to get a sense for the various players, this novel does a great job as a work of fiction. It's a fairly straight forward/easy read, with very few slow parts.
Shaktit
Deathwork is about four condemned murderers, three men and a woman, and the wardens who care for them whilst they wait on death row. The story takes you through the lives of the condemned depicting their respective paths to this one way street. When Mc Lendon takes you into the execution chamber: the electric chair, you go into Dante's inferno and emerge gasping. You are warned this is not a read for the queasy : it packs a lot of punch.