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A Sense of Freedom

By Jimmy Boyle


Autobiographical account of extreme violence and anti-social personality disorder – and recovery.

Key Themes:

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Autobiography
  • Revealing Reads
  • Violence

Significant Quotes / Pages

107 – “prison eats your insides out, and ties your stomach in knots, leaving your heart very heavy.  All of this takes place when you are alone, but it wouldn’t be the done thing to let this be seen by other people”

Reference: Jimmy, Boyle. 1977. A Sense of Freedom. London: Pan, 1977


- Charley Baker
Date Review Submitted: Monday 23rd March 2009