Written on: 18/05/2013 by geno25258
I was in the same prisons as Warren was and even slept right next to him for many years in same cell. He knows me well and he spread Hiv at the time he was in there by sharing his needles using heroin daily to relieve boredom. Warren was a nice guy and all but he never received any harsh treatment and I can say first hand he and I lived fairly well. He worked the system to his advantage and got things others could not get. Such as visits daily and food from outside and daily drug use. ... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2012 by Jshak (3 reviews written)
Best book i have ever read. Very sad. What an eye opener book. (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2011
Just finished reading this today. The book was refreshingly written in the fact that everything was straight to the point about what actually happened there. Lots of books in this vain tend towards long sections of feelings of self pity but Fellows was much more intent on letting readers know the injustice done there as a whole, not just to him. The idea that he himself felt deserving of sentencing of his crime, but this was just too much for any man, really rang true in the writing. I... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2011 by Belle123 (1 review written)
I read this book in one afternoon, not being able to put it down! Human beings are so resilient, and I never fail to be amazed at what we can survive. I understand that drug trafficking is wrong in so many ways, but the inhumanity of the treatment dished out to inmates was in my opinion of far greater immorality than the original crime. This story blew me away, and I wish Warren Fellows all the luck and love in the world. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2011
i was in thailand bought this book of warren fellows.i read this book in 3 days i was liks shocked about all.to let you know i was in bangkok airport reading and this book was describing exactly the image of a policeman in there how hard thy are. i looked up and saw a policeman looking at me while i was reading i was so scared at tht moment tht i closed the book and put it back to place.warren fellows was so real and honest tht i felt very sorry wht he passed through.good book to have too... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2010
i thought the book was brilliant . scary as hell to think a human would have to endure such harsh treatment in any country . i thought mr.fellows was honest ans straight forward . i am going to thailand soon to get married , i will bring this book as my travel guide .
i like to share my admiration to mr. fellows for surviving that hell , im sorry for his losses , hardships .. and wish him all the best for the rest of his life . thank you for you story . C. KELLY ( REPUBLIC OF IRELAND ) (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2010 by ngaire martin (1 review written)
Everything was so different in the 1970's. Being from this era I recognise alot of the 'old school' ways while reading Warren's book. What a kick in the guts story and a story I found hard to stop reading. Brutal honest cruel but in my opinion Warren was subjected to 'overkill' in his sentencing and the Thai justice system is and was a bloody joke. Brilliant book. An In ya face read. Bless you dude you came home. All the best with everything. xoxoxox Ngaire Martin (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2010 by ayaiwaki (1 review written)
I too, could not put this book down. I usually take a week to read a book, and I don't even like reading. What he experienced was absolutely appalling and noone should have experienced it, even a drug traficker. Out of all the books I read, this is the one that had the most impact on me. So even after 10 years I still remember bits of the book that haunt me today. It made me very sad at the suffering of the inmates and the lack of human feelings in those who dished out this kind of... (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2010
from reading the first couple of pages i could not put this book down it was an amazing read although i don't agree with what warren fellows did but the conditions and the way he was treated was inhuman not a living soul should be treated the way he was .I think they should make a film about his experience or he should tell his story on the television programme banged up abroad .
Written on: 14/09/2010
WOW - when you first pick up the book you might think - he done the crime do the time - well he certainly did that - i dont feel pity - theres no need too - i feel proud of him - his inner strength and where ever he is today i hope he feels more free.
Christine. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2010
Look at this site to read the biography of Fellows ;
I read this book 8 months ago and I still cannot get over what Warren Fellows went through. I wonder how he is today.
Unlike some, I believe EVERYONE deserves forgiveness if they are truly repentant. He definitely paid more than the price for what he did - and I believe he is still paying for it today.
Written on: 11/07/2010
this story is amazing, was reading it on holiday and couldnt put it down! The conditions warren had to deal with were awful, loved everything about this book. (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2010
i realy felt for warren and his mate paul who sadly died from an overdose i, myseif was a heroin addict for 11 years so understand the need to escape if only for a short time , it seems to me that warren is now locked in his own prison in his mind which is so sadi red the book in a day once i started it i never put it down until i,d finshed it it just goes to show what life is REALY like in a thai prison ( unbearable ) i wish warren all the love and luck take care a brilliant read. (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2010
A read and thought provoking....
For the pain anguish and grief that these people cause by smuggling drugs in this world, what this man describes was too easy. Pity he wasn't hung like they do with them in Singapore. Send his body back in freight! (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2010
I have been to Thailand 10 times in 12 years and have only ever found the Thai people friendly and kind. Why? Because I have never done anything illegal. I have just read the book THE DAMAGE DONE 12 YEARS IN A BANGKOK JAIL by Warren Fellows and why yes the conditions in Thailand jails in 1978 were horrific and disturbing I still find it difficult to feel that this man deserves the praise he is given by many. People have seemed to have over looked that he was guilty and knew the consequences... (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2009
Shame on thailand! they do like barbarians! The world must wake up and stop this things in thailand!! NOW!! (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2009 by saintlysimon (15 reviews written)
I read this book in about 17 hours - I normally take quite a while to read my books, maybe three weeks on average. Started this on Saturday morning and couldn't stop reading until Sunday evening.
The hairs on my arms stand up on end just thinkings about some of the things Warren went through.
Really well written too - the book just drags you in by your feet.
It's like the best movie you've ever seen that lasts for 17 hours!
Get this book, then buy a copy for your best... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2009
The Damage Done is a thrilling story. but unlike many others I do believe that Fellows' got what he deserved. actually in fact I belive that he deserved the full life sentence in that hell hole like he was meant to be. sure his book is full of honesty- mostly anyway,but not once in the book does he say he is sorry for smugling drugs. he says he is sorry for ending up in prison. I'm sorry, but when you break the law you get punished for it! After studying this book at school I have read the... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2009
Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison - I have travelled to thailand many times and have heard about this book and the story or Warren fellows! I Could not put this bok down at all!! Nobody deserves those 12 years of hell... If you think your lifes hard then read this book and you will soon feel different about your situation. (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2009 by michellekane1984 (1 review written)
Warren Fellows, The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison is honestly the most heartbreaking yet amazing book i have ever read. i spent 5 weeks travelling aroud thailand and everywhere i went this book was recommended. i bought it and started reading it on the flight home. i read it within 3 days as i was emotionally gripped by this story. i personally believe it gripped me more as i had got to know the thai culture, only a little and however amazing and beautiful it is i... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2009
Warren Fellows, The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison - This account will stay with me forever and in the most bizzare way made me want to be there with him, outrageous but true. What an extraordinary mind this Fellows possesses. (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2009
The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison is a living nightmare, and still, you cannot stop, you really hope he will get out...just wonder how he will live after that.
This prison is still there, still torture people, legally. (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2009
after i read damage done i couldnt get it out my head for days 12 years of living hell i think it shud be made into a film i watched midnight express after this but warren went thru much worse then he did (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2009
I read Warren Fellows, The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison when i was doing time ,by this book is truly fantastic the Warren survived in the most horrific place in the world , i just wished he could have attempted to contact Avril , that was sad ,THAT WAS THE PURE DAMAGE BUT DONE, i just think no matter how bad the prisoner is no one in the world deserve such treatment , that prison should be investigated by amnesty international , there committing more murders in... (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2009
personally i could not put Warren Fellows, The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison, down , it was a real eye opener and alhtough some people may read it and say that warren deserved that - think again - no one deserves to be treated so in humanely , he was given a life setence for his crime something that will probably never leave him for the rest of his years . i often think of him and what he experienced and all i can say is let it be a massive lesson to us all .
Written on: 26/04/2009
Warren Fellows, The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison is great reading yet disturbing at the same time, one of those books you just cant put down until you finish it. (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2009
Unbelievable! I can't comprehend what this man and the others in there with him had to deal with on a daily basis. I could not put the book down. The Damage Done was an honest, emotional rollercoaster and I hope anyone that has any inkling to smuggle even the smallest amount of drugs reads this book. Life to too short to have to endure even a moment like this.. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2008
Great read. Finished it in only 4 pick ups. Would have completed it first time round if I had time Very scary stuff with honesty. What a shocking start to a book, but to truly get inside that prison it has to be done.
100% worth reading. Well recommend Warren Fellows, The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison. (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2008 by mariyam (1 review written)
I am not much of a book reader but this book was recommended to me and I could not put it down. It is absolutely excellent. I cannot believe Warren Fellows survived the harsh prisons in Thailand and how ruthless some people are. I had to read some sentences and paragraphs twice as I couldn't believe what I had read the first time round - so brutal it is untrue.
This book is no competition to Sandra Gregory's "Forget you Had a Daughter". It was a real eye opener and I enjoyed it very much. I... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2008 by markol (1 review written)
Exellent book, it gets across what a hell hole the Thai prisons are. I also feel it would deter anyone from smuggling drugs from Thailand. I highly recommend this book. Fantastic! (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2008
Suspense, thrilling, tense, chilling back - breaking, unbearable, insanely gross and ridiculously unbelievable. Some unnecessary reading parts. Excellent, detailed book of a real life story. (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2008 by bel250181 (1 review written)
Fellows book struck up a keen interest in many aspects of his book. Obviously starting with his horrific ordeal, through to the lead up of how he got there. Also the darkness that he holds in his head and in his heart to this day...if it were me i would be in my grave.
I have had a keen interest in prisoners in Bang Kwag since I read this book and plan to visit a current inmate in the near future. (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2008
Engaging story. Fellows endured some horrific events all of which he deserved. He is a criminal. Of course i would not ever wanted to go through the events he had but then again i do not intend being a criminal. He is repentant of his crime but forever makes excuses regarding his decisions. Whether the punishment was too harsh or not, it achieved it goal of deterring him from future crimes. (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2008 by sneakydaffy
This book is excellent, emotional and an on going ordeal! Almost feels like your comfortably in some ones worst nightmare! I need to meet him. (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2008
This book was really something special, i recommend this to anyone who would like to broaden there reading material, it really was gripping and an outstanding account of the horrific time spent in such an awful place. My heart really goes out to this man, he endured so much and he has my full respect. (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2008
Warren Fellows' The Damage Done was gripping from the start to finish. This book was outstanding. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2008
The Damage Done is by far the best book i have read all year. It is emotionally moving and challenges the very core of the readers perspective of justice. A truly beautiful version of a disturbing situation. (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2008
What an eye opener. Best book i have ever read. Very sad. I really feel for all prisoners locked away in Thai prisons. (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2008 by wishywashy (1 review written)
Fantastic unstoppable rollercoaster of a story, 9 hours and the book was finished. It's just saddens me to know that in this supposed civilized world this type of horror exists. You must read this book before you die. (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2008
I think anyone who hasnt had the same experiences as Warren Fellows has no right to comment on whether he deserved it or not. No man deserves that! Although he manages to write in such a way to enable you to enter his story in your imagination, you are left knowing that the full gruesomeness of his experience is a place that you never wish to go. I think he is a man of pure courage! (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2008 by singlemover (1 review written)
Its say at the beginning about wether warren fellows deserved all that he got because of the way he lived his life,but he hasnt gone and reoffended now has he,not like our jails in the uk,we 're too much of a nanny state to inflict any real punishment,thats why we have so many reoffenders.
Warren was lucky to get a kings pardon.
I hope he hasnt made a profit out of his books,proceeds should go to charities that help people with drug problems! (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2008 by redreader
I read this book while serving time in irelands worst it made my life better knowing there always someone worse off than yourself and a litle worse off for knowing that this brutality still to this very day goes on and yet no-one seems to care im not condoning what he did but surely no-one deseves what warren had to at the hands of those sadistic bastards. (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2008
Whatever he had done, he didn't deserve some of what he saw, heard and suffered.
Stupid actions result in difficult consequences, but this was beyond difficult and I hope that some kid who is thinking of acting as a drugs courier reads this and thinks better of it. (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2008 by susanhaycock (1 review written)
This is quite honestly the most horrific book i have ever read. How on earth Mr Warren Fellows has survived to tell this story is beyond belief. I have the upmost respect to the man for what he has been through. Im just glad he has come out of that hell hole able to share such a griping story with us all. (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2008 by HippyDave (1 review written)
Overall a very good read. I've recently read other books about prison experiences and have yet to figure out what it is that attracts me to them. Perhaps reading about the horrors others have suffered and survived adds value to ones own existence. Makes me realise I shouldn't complain too much about the boredom of an occasional 12 hour bus driving shift, anyway.
Maybe I'm gullible (I'd like to think I'm not) but The Damage Done struck me as a very honest account. I'd like to know what... (read more)
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