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4,000 Days: My Life and Survival in a Bangkok Prison


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4,000 Days: My Life and Survival in a Bangkok Prison

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In the late 1970s, author Warren Fellows and two of his friends had the perfect scheme: they would traffic heroin between Australia and Thailand, concealing it flawlessly in high-tech, invisible compartments in suitcases. The money was there, and the process seemed foolproof--especially because they hadn't gotten caught in all their prior attempts at smuggling. But in 1978, all that would change, and Fellows would spend the next twelve years of his life enduring violations of his human rights of unimaginable hideousness.

Fellows, convicted in Thailand, spent these twelve years in Bangkok's infamous Bang Kwang prison, witnessing atrocities committed by both prison officials and his fellow inmates. He survived countless torturous beatings, was forced to eat rats, and endured solitary confinement under terrifyingly inhumane conditions. On a daily basis, Fellows also witnessed the torture and execution of those around him, their screams as common as the insects and vermin in his cell. Many of the prisoners in Bang Kwang turned to heroin--the vice that landed Fellows there in the first place--to escape their daily nightmares, and the prison guards often helped feed this deadly addiction.

Fellows, now a free man, has lived to write about these twelve ghastly years. He has captured the filth, pain, anger, hopelessness, and torture of life in a Thai prison with vivid, engrossing detail and brutal honesty.




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    31 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Gave it 2 stars only because it is about Bangkok-deserves 1, November 22, 1999
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    I wish that I could say that I found this book to be intelligent and insightful, however, I can't. It does not take a rocket scientist to recognize that drug trafficking is a risky business that in all probability will result in imprisonment for the participants. Fellows does not attempt to argue that what he did was wrong. Quite the contrary, he owns up to the fact HE committed a serious crime, then goes on to fill the rest of his 204 pages with a lot finger-pointing. Too bad the finger is never pointed at himself.

    As far as mechanics are concerned, Fellows' writing style is underdeveloped and his descriptions are vague at best. This subject is one that fascinates a lot of people and he has had a first-hand experience (horrible though it was) that the majority of the population will never, ever know. Had he taken some time, or sought some assistance with his writing, he could have really delivered a powerful account of his time in Thai prison. He never develops any of... Read more

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    12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars This is the sum of 12 years in a prison?, May 26, 2000
    This is more of a outline for a book than anything else. Its hard to believe that this guy wrote about 4000 days in a Thai jail and had so little to say. There is very little detail to what went on day to day or even about the author's life inside. He says that he became very good friends with a man from New York, but he mets this guy, gets to be pals with him and then the guy from NY dies in the space of just one or two pages. He never even gives a clear understanding of his Thai language skills or the relationship between the Thais and the foriegners. A reader above said that the writing was "flawless". No way, I am a very poor writer and have most likely made many mistakes in what your reading now. So think about it.. If a guy like me found errors in it, you know its bad.
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    9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Would be captivating if better written, August 29, 2004
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    This book is, to some extent, a memoir of Warren Fellows' experience with being imprisoned in Thailand for 12 years. Mr. Fellows, a native of Australia, was sentenced to life in prison for attempting to smuggle heroin out of Thailand to Australia. During his trail and imprisonment, Mr. Fellows serves time at several different facilities in Thailand. Finally after 12 years of a life sentence, he is pardoned by the King and deported back to Australia.

    The prologue of the book begins by describing a scene involving a French prisoner who had a "problem" with the local insects. The scene, which is something right out of a horror movie, is described in excellent detail, enough to make my stomach churn. However, the book went downhill fast from there. The writing in the book is below average. I did not feel that the chapters flowed together at all. While I am sure that prison life is repetitive, Mr. Fellows described how he got into drugs, 12 years in prison, and what it... Read more
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    Baby Trend Venture BC Travel System, Jungle Friends


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    Baby Trend Venture BC Travel System, Jungle Friends

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    Baby Trend Baby Trend Venture BC Travel System - Jungle Friends

    The Baby Trend Venture BC Travel System - Jungle Friends includes EZ Flex Loc infant car seat and base which accommodates baby from 5-30 lbs with a height of 30 inches or less. The travel system features a peek-a-boo window, covered parent tray with two deep cup holders, 3-point safety harness, multi-position reclining seat, and a one-hand fold.


    • 3-point safety harness
    • Peek-a-boo window and a covered parent tray with two deep cup-holders
    • Multi-position reclining seat
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    • Includes an EZ flex-loc infant car seat and a base


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    our daughter-in-law picked this out for their first baby. there weren't alot of reviews out, because this was a new design. they're happy with it and our grandson is very comfortable and secure. i know there were some who said the release from the base was hard. this does not seem to be an issue.
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    Baby Trend Baby Trend Venture BC Travel System - Jungle Friends

    The Baby Trend Venture BC Travel System - Jungle Friends includes EZ Flex Loc infant car seat and base which accommodates baby from 5-30 lbs with a height of 30 inches or less. The travel system features a peek-a-boo window, covered parent tray with two deep cup holders, 3-point safety harness, multi-position reclining seat, and a one-hand fold.


    • 3-point safety harness
    • Peek-a-boo window and a covered parent tray with two deep cup-holders
    • Multi-position reclining seat
    • One hand fold
    • Includes an EZ flex-loc infant car seat and a base


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    our daughter-in-law picked this out for their first baby. there weren't alot of reviews out, because this was a new design. they're happy with it and our grandson is very comfortable and secure. i know there were some who said the release from the base was hard. this does not seem to be an issue.
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    Okkatots Travel Baby Depot Backpack Bag - Black


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    Okkatots Travel Baby Depot Backpack Bag - Black

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    The ultimate Travel Diaper Bag. Whether you're driving to grandma's house for the weekend or flying across the ocean, Okkatots' premium Travel Baby Depot Bag fits all your travel needs. Its roomy design carries absolutely everything for little ones but still stays conveniently organized. To cope with the unexpected delays and doldrums of traveling, this unique travel bag was created with you in mind.
    Diaper station with soft changing pad, removable wipe dispenser, and space for sixteen large diapers. Insulated pocket holds several baby bottles or sippy cups. Ventilated pouch keeps two pacifiers clean and dry; removes for easy cleaning. Outside pocket securely holds DVD player for viewing then zips and stores easily when done (Note: DVD player not included). Waterproof pouch locks in moisture to keep everything else dry - perfect for wet clothes or food. Padded shoulder straps provide a convenient hook for keys and a pocket for cell phone or mp3 player. Multiple pockets and pouches keep small or important items from getting lost, such as keys, toys, travel papers, DVDs, and books. Opens two ways for convenient access: like a regular backpack from the top or unzips all the way around to open like a book. Versatile carrying handles clip and unclip to hang from hooks, rods or stroller handle bars while the hard, durable base keeps bag upright by itself. Inside lining made of durable, polyurethane-coated nylon is hand-washable. Classic black color is stylish for any caregiver. Perfect size for an airplane carry-on, measuring 19" high x 15.5" wide x 8.5" deep. Included Accessories: Waterproof pouch for laundry or food, wipe dispenser, pacifier pouch, large, soft changing pad. Meets safety standards for minimal lead and phthalates.


    • Diaper station with soft changing pad, removable wipe dispenser, and space for sixteen large diapers
    • Insulated pocket holds several baby bottles or sippy cups
    • Ventilated pouch keeps two pacifiers clean and dry; removes for easy cleaning
    • Outside pocket securely holds DVD player for viewing then zips and stores easily when done (Note: DVD player not included)
    • Perfect size for an airplane carry-on, measuring 19" high x 15.5" wide


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