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Prisoner 489 by Joe R. Lansdale

Prisoner 489

by Joe R. Lansdale

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Another fine tale from Mr. Landale! It's basically a short story, maybe a novella, so my advice is not to pay to much for it! Still, it is indeed worth reading!

You got here two islands - one with a prison, and one with the cemetery for the prisoners who are put to death. That's how it has worked for 488 prisoners. But #489? Ummm, not so much...

Good read, fairly suspenseful, and the remote helplessness of the situation really rang through for me. I'd definitely read it again! ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | Feb 13, 2017 |
Prisoner 489 by Joe R. Lansdale (with illustrations by Santiago Caruso) – Three prisoners live and work on a very small island near a larger prison island for the most ruthless criminals. The men on the smaller island handle burials and tend the cemetery for executed prisoners, which is a fairly easy and routine life for them. However, the execution of a prisoner who endured several maximum charges in the electric chair before he succumbed, brought them a nightmare. The burial went fine, but later that night something killed one of the cemetery men and the other two were faced with a terrifying and brutal struggle for their lives. This thrilling horror novella and its illustrations are terrific. ( )
  clark.hallman | Dec 31, 2014 |
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