scottedelman (scottedelman) wrote,

Jaycee Lee Dugard Read Science Fiction During Her Captivity

Greg Frost just pointed out an unsettling claim to fame over on his twitter feed—his novel Shadowbridge, along with George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones, was photographed on the bedside table of Jaycee Lee Dugard, the poor woman who finally escaped after having been held captive for 18 years.

Greg's book was at the top of the pile:

Photographs also reveal a bookcase filled with by books Isaac Asimov, Greg Bear, Brian Lumley, Anne McCaffrey and others, including a heck of a lot of Dean Koontz :

I can't even begin to imagine the horror Dugard felt while locked away like that. And what must have been going through her mind as she read the Foundation trilogy and other books in search of some kind of momentary escape, I'm at a loss to imagine ... it's just too horrifying to contemplate.

But I pass these photos on so that those whose psychic armor is a bit thicker can make of them what they will.

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