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by William S. Burroughs, Mark Nelson, T. Ryder Smith, Andrew Garman
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Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it 3 years ago
Synopsis: In his debut novel, Junky, Burroughs fictionalized his experiences using and peddling heroin and other drugs in the 1950s into a work that reads like a field report from the underworld of post-war America. The Burroughs-like protagonist of the novel, Bill Lee, see-saws between periods of a...
Misericordia
Misericordia rated it 3 years ago
Читала на русском. Дальше спойлеры:Можно конечно спросить: «А почему вы вообще пробовали наркотики? Почему вы продолжали употреблять их достаточно долго для того, чтобы стать наркоманом?» К наркотикам привыкаешь, потому что в других сферах деятельности нет особо сильных желаний, привязок, стимулов, ...
everettpantaloons
everettpantaloons rated it 7 years ago
The best, and most truthful historical record of drug-use during the '40s. Burroughs is very truthful and stays very unbiased, telling of the ups and downs of everything, including Heroin. This may piss-off some one-sided people who are either very for- or against certain things. Burroughs tells it ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
When I first bought this book I thought it was written by the same guy that wrote Tarzan (yes they have the same last name, but that is about it). It turns out that it wasn't, and Burroughs was not a fiction writer, but rather, as the introduction to the version that I read, the father of the beat g...
A Cruel Man Delighting in Flowers
A Cruel Man Delighting in Flowers rated it 8 years ago
Burroughs strings together a series of fascinating character studies through a loose, inebriated kind fo structure - more traditional perhaps than his later work - but still a very unstory-like story. This does suit the narrative focus point for the novel, but it is also rather alienating. Burroughs...
Minor Characters
Minor Characters rated it 8 years ago
This my favorite kind of Burroughs writing--edgy, raw, lyrical, honest, and experimental without going into Naked Lunch territory.
Genosha is for lovers
Genosha is for lovers rated it 9 years ago
The best part was the Glossary. Did it need one? Am I lame to know jive talk?
NinthWanderer
NinthWanderer rated it 9 years ago
This seems like appropriate reading material while I'm on vicodin.
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