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on September 21, 2000
I actually really enjoyed reading the book. Its 400+ pages passed by without a lull though after reading it a while I started doubting some of the stories. Not that the ordeal was too unbelieveable just that everything he did he was the best at it. He was the best gardner, the best fisherman, the best animal hearder, the best you name it! When the wardens of all three of the penal islands got together and summoned Papillon to tell THEM how to handle goverment inquieries into a failed prison revolt was the topper. He states he had lucid dreams while in solitary confinement and I wonder if some of the stories weren't imagined episodes made real by such isolation. Any Psych majors out there? So if you look at it as a work of fiction it is a VERY enjoyable book but if you look at it as a 100% true story you'll feel like you're being taken for a ride.
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