Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Poking Lions” as Want to Read:
Poking Lions
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Poking Lions

it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  2 ratings  ·  2 reviews
When Dr William Melon arrives at Walla Walla State Penitentiary, he knows that his work as a psychiatrist will not be easy. Faced with dangerous inmates and a wholly unsupportive prison warden, Melon desperately hopes to achieve something positive. When an opportunity presents itself, in the form of the notorious Eddie Dooley, Melon takes it. Over the course of numerous se ...more
Paperback, 398 pages
Published July 31st 2016 by Austin MacAuley
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Poking Lions, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Poking Lions

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-8
it was amazing Average rating 5.00  · 
Rating details
 ·  2 ratings  ·  2 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Poking Lions
Linda Strong
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dr. William Melon arrives at Walla Walla State Prison to interview only one inmate. Eddie Dooley is dangerous; he’s been diagnosed as homicidal, psychotic, sociopathic. He is also dying.

This book centers on these two characters. Extremely well-written, chapters are short and concise. One chapter will have their first session. Questions are asked, questions are answered …. Up to a point. While Dooley does not have a problem talking about his childhood, at this point his Vietnam experiences are ou
...more
Boundless Book Reviews
Dr. Melon is the new psychiatrist at Walla Walla Penitentiary. He is faced daily with a tough job of talking to dangerous inmates. One in particular stands out to him. Eddie Dooley is in for life and is a violent man. Guards and inmates alike have warned the doctor. Together in sessions he begins to see into this man's horrible past. This man was a decorated Veteran and labeled as psychotic.  This story tells a horrifying story from the mind of a killer. 

It was a very psychological read. I guess
...more
Angela DeSilva
marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2016
Kat Mandu
marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2016
gabbaghoul
marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2017
Danni
marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2019
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Goodreads Librari...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Please combine 5 53 Jul 13, 2016 12:49PM  

News & Interviews

  If you listen to NPR regularly, you’ve likely heard the voice of Shankar Vedantam, the longtime science correspondent and host of the radio...
15 likes · 2 comments
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »