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Summary

Burroughs’ first novel, a largely autobiographical account of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures, and relapses, remains the most unflinching, unsentimental account of addiction ever written. Through time spent kicking and time spent dealing, through junk sickness and a sanatorium, Junky is a field report from the American postwar drug underground. A cult classic, it has influenced generations of writers with its raw, sparse, and unapologetic tone.

©1953 A. A. Wynn Inc (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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The best of the beat generation.

Very snappy pace and absorbing. Although a depressing subject it was never hard to read.
The narration was perfectly suited.

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A great introspective glance into the past

Junkie presents a Frank and fascinating glimpse into the history of opiate addiction in America from the perspective of the street level user. This somewhat oral history of the junkie scene at the time relates the semiotic language and behaviours still present today. In this way, Junkie remains as powerful in the present as it was at first print.

Honest, revealing and in some ways deeply tragic, Junkie is a raw, timeless tale of addiction.

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Fantastic book

Never read William boroughs,this is the my first time,it's a fantastic book,boroughs goes into a lot details.i would recommend to anyone.

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  • 08-01-17

I love this book

Narrator is great, I'd recommend anything he reads. Obviously it's a great book by a great author too.