“We, the jury, find the defendant guilty.”
That was all I heard. The rest of the formalities became just a blur as the court officers snapped the cold, steel handcuffs tightly around my wrists.
After serving ten years of my original 25-to-life sentence, my conviction was overturned by a Federal court. Now, after receiving yet another trial (my third so far) and losing horribly, back to a maximum security prison I went. However, unlike the person who first appeared in the prison system years before, I was returning as a far different individual.
I yearned to convey this difference through a series of stories and anecdotes published on Zap Tales. Instead of being able to reach that goal, the majority of those stories were created out of the sheer frustration of being unable to communicate.
The fear, shame, and uncertainty of it all repeatedly stopped me dead in my tracks. I was uncertain, as the moment that carried this story was a moment there was no coming back from. I instantly became ashamed of what I once had been, and of what it took to transform me into the person I have become.
Then came a new and frightening issue. When an author conveys a message, they hope that readers can relate. In this case, I was terrified that even a single one of you might do exactly that.
The Zap Tales continue in The Fourth Side. The words will take you beyond the bars of one man’s life in this riveting and gritty memoir.
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The Fourth Side: A Prison Odyssey is a poignant, moving and compelling piece of nonfiction that will enlighten, inform and entertain readers for many hours. The story courtesy of Zap Tales is a hard-hitting one that will undoubtedly evoke many emotions in its readers however it is also a poignant story that should not be missed thanks to the many themes explored as well as the importance of them. If you are a reader who is looking to get lost in a true story which is full of brazen honesty and a story that will challenge your thoughts of the world around you, the justice system and the prison system then The Fourth Side: A Prison Odyssey is for you, however! If you need more convincing, then continue to read to learn more about this hard-hitting but exceptional book.
The Fourth Side: A Prison Odyssey is narrated by author Zap Tales and Zap brazenly tells his story in a brutally honest way. Zap is a convicted murderer who was sentenced to 25 years to life in Prison and throughout The Fourth Side: A Prison Odyssey, Zap will take his readers on this journey because there is much more to his story than just his crime. Zap has already served 10 years in prison and Zap chronicles all of this and gives his reader a behind the scenes look at the prison system. The journey the reader is taken on is a poignant, thought-provoking one; however, his story is not all doom and gloom because despite his conviction, he has a good sense of humor and this is evident throughout his literature. If you are a reader who wants to read a brazenly honest story, then look no further because you will not come across a more poignant and thought-provoking story anytime soon.
The Fourth Side: A Prison Odyssey is an exceptional book not only for the author’s candor but also the information he has so expertly laced throughout the book. The information of what has happened to Zap will help readers better understand his story and better understand him and that in turn makes the reader invest in Zap and his journey which makes the reader invest in the story as a whole.
Zap Tales is a remarkable person for two reasons, the first is because he is honest and brave to write his story and the second is because he is an exceptionally talented author. Zap’s impeccable writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop.
The Fourth Side: A Prison Odyssey is a book that is flawlessly written and a book that is executed in the most entertaining of ways. Zap is a talented author; the reader won’t be able to think anything but this as they begin to read his book. That is because Zap’s descriptive prose is sensational and this combined with the extensive but concise details of the events that unfolded in his life make The Fourth Side: A Prison Odyssey an unmissable read.
With most true crime stories and memoirs I find that the author holds back; the author typically holds back on the more delicate details which could trouble people. However, Zap is an author who is brazen with his work, and so he holds back on nothing regarding the events of his life. The outcome of this is an accurate portrayal of a prison system and the life of a convict.
Overall The Fourth Side: A Prison Odyssey is an insightful, informative and inspiring book and I would say if you are a reader who is interested in the topic of the prison system and incredible peoples stories then The Fourth Side: A Prison Odyssey is a book you should not miss. The Fourth Side: A Prison Odyssey gets five stars from me! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers and keep an eye out for my spotlight for Zap Tales which will be live next week!
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