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Before his 1959 breakthrough, Naked Lunch, an unknown William S. Burroughs wrote Junk, his first book, a candid, eyewitness account of times and places that are now long gone. This book brings them vividly to life again; it is an unvarnished field re ...Continua
Niklas Pivic
Ha scritto il 26/02/12
Burroughs wrote this book much based on his own experience with addiction decades ago, and I think it'll forever be potent. It's a very straight-forward, no-nonsense and no-tearjerker experience as Burroughs writes of Lee's addictions, faltering frie...Continua
Ha scritto il 04/09/09
A great book about why being a junkie is awful. I really don't think this book glamorises drug use in any way but writes honestly about what an awful chore and how horrible junk addiction really is. The focus of this book is on the drug itself. How t...Continua
Kieran Delaney
Ha scritto il 04/07/08
Junky is a dangerous book - it doesn't glorify drugs, it doesn't glorify the existence of those that take them, but it does dispel a few myths. Told from a matter of fact point of view, this unapologetic memoir is concise and lean (154 pages) and cle...Continua
Ha scritto il 01/08/07

Was initiated by a William Gibson interview.

Ha scritto il 31/03/07

I recall reading this in my first apartment in Boston right after college. It was considered a classic. It seemed unfinished, almost, much like my own.

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