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The Life of David Gale

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David Gale, a Texas professor and advocate for the elimination of the death penalty, is falsely accused of the rape and murder of a fellow activist. He relates his story via flashbacks to a reporter visiting him on death row. Based on the original screenplay for the upcoming Universal Studios film, starring Kevin Spacey, Laura Linney, and Kate Winslet, set for release in D ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 28th 2003 by Onyx
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Sarah
Jun 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
the worst movie ever made! Insulting to people on both sides
Saman Kashi
Aug 28, 2007 added it
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YHC
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Just watched this movie and got my goosebumps!!
quotes below:

David Gale: Fantasies have to be unrealistic because the moment, the second that you get what you seek, you don't, you can't want it anymore. In order to continue to exist, desire must have its objects perpetually absent. It's not the "it" that you want, it's the fantasy of "it." So, desire supports crazy fantasies. This is what Pascal means when he says that we are only truly happy when daydreaming about future happiness. Or why
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Victor Orozco
Sep 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
As far as storytelling goes it starts very fascinating but as it continues further it becomes an awful liberal slant on the death penalty and on our system of government.

Before watching the movie I was very lukewarm on the death penalty. Afterwards it only makes me enthusiastic for the death penalty. Reading this book makes me just as enthusiastic as the book is even worse. The author probably was encouraged to gather the thoughts of the director or screenwriters to life with their hatred over c
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Scarlett Copperfly
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, horror, biography
This book gave me the chills. Very well done, trying to portrait both sides of the medallion and shocking people on both sides. It was scary and truly makes you question many things about the justice system today. Very powerful book!
Marts  (Thinker)
Aug 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
Interesting story and movie starring Kevin Spacey
Misti Pittman
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: home-shelf
So super good!!! I didn't see the end coming at all!!! Read in under 6 hours. A real page- turning, can't put down book! It cost me $1 at the dollar store. WOW!!!
Kathy
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I first read this over 10 years ago-still very powerful!
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