79th out of 100 books — 2 voters
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Kentucky Ham” as Want to Read:
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Not as fun as SPEED, but the subject matter is more about getting off drugs than on, so naturally the action suffers a bit. Writing and insights are spot on, as WSBJR is sensitive and intuitive as well as a keen observer. All great qualities for a writer. It struck me as an odd coincidence that I immediately noticed the same poetic image that his father used as the title of his afterward, which made me feel connected to the dead junky queer, but then I realized, that image "the trees showed the ...more
Mar 06, 2008 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE rated it liked it · review of another edition
I don't mean to give this bk or its predecessor, "Speed", short shrift. I just read it 25 yrs or so ago & mainly just remember its being reportage on drug use, ending up in the Lexington dry-out prison, that sort of thing. Glimpsing thru it now, the writing seems intelligent & coherent. But, alas, that's about all I have to say about it.