Going Home

Going Home Archie Johnson thought he was prepared to meet his death in the electric chair The sentence had been read he had had his last meal and the prison chaplain had asked God to have mercy on his immortal s

  • Title: Going Home
  • Author: John Isaac Jones
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Archie Johnson thought he was prepared to meet his death in the electric chair The sentence had been read he had had his last meal and the prison chaplain had asked God to have mercy on his immortal soul Then, just as they were strapping him into the chair and about to pull the switch, he suddenly realized there were a few things he wanted to do before he left this eartArchie Johnson thought he was prepared to meet his death in the electric chair The sentence had been read he had had his last meal and the prison chaplain had asked God to have mercy on his immortal soul Then, just as they were strapping him into the chair and about to pull the switch, he suddenly realized there were a few things he wanted to do before he left this earth This is Archie s story

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    1. Going Home is a well written (and narrated) short story of a man facing his mortality as he is strapped into the electric chair. The story itself was well done, but I kept awaiting a big revelation or redemptive event, but it never occurred…and then it was over. Could have used a little longer format and a little more oomph.May sound like I didn’t like it, but I did. Just needed it a wee more “juice” to make the work pop. It is obvious the author knows how to write and I would definitely [...]

    2. Set in 1961 Alabama, it’s time for Archie to finish out his sentence: death by electrocution. As he’s walked into the room and then strapped down, he really narrows down the things he wishes he still had time for.Back in Peach Tree, Georgia, he’s got family, friends, favorite places, and Big Betty (a prostitute who he favors). Considering the book’s description, I wasn’t expecting this tale to be, well, so gentle. Archie was once a very questionable person with some anger issues but he [...]

    3. What a powerful short story. Having read several of John Isaac Jones' other works, I knew I was in for a tale laced with depth; this did not let me down. I have to admit that I did figure out where this story was headed (not always the case with this author), but in no way did it spoil my interest. In fact, in this case it peaked my interest as I realized exactly what the main character was going through. As the title and cover illustration suggests, Archie Johnson has a seat reserved for his fi [...]

    4. Going Home by John Isaac Jones was a good quick read. Archie is preparing for his death in the electric chair. They were about to pull the switch when he remembered that there were some things he wanted to take care of.

    5. This is a short story (under ten minutes to read) about a man awaiting death by electric chair. It's surprisingly sweet/nostalgic, and a little sad, and the ending packs a little punch to the gut.

    6. This short by Jones was simply electric and kept my interest on lock down! It packs a LOT into just a few pages. Once again, Jones shows his expertise at creating a detailed atmosphere that makes you feel as if you are physically on the journey with the main character. It was chilling how easily Jones lured me in as a silent bystander.I walked down death row with Archie and felt his resignation to his fate. I saw the other prisoner's eyes peering out at me from between the cold, iron bars of the [...]

    7. A short, bitter-sweet tale. Archie is bound for his death sentence and is hoping for a last minute reprieve. We see what he wishes for and that which he holds most dear. Is there any hope of salvation? Use of imagery and good sentence construction makes this tale a straightforward read.

    8. This story was short and sweet. It incorporates themes of freedom and nostalgia that contribute to the mood. I especially love the dialogue in this story. Jones presents Archie in such an interesting way. Definitely would recommend!

    9. Green grass of home I could hear Elvis singing as the tears fell at the end of the book. I found it one of the best short stories I have ever read.

    10. A good story!You may be surprised by the ending!Won't give anthing away. Tom Zaines was a wonderful narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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