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Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.
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Oct 30, 11

bookshelves: literary, review, canon
Read from October 26 to 30, 2011

It's fortunate that literary heroin, or 'book smack' as we call it in the mean aisles of the campus library, is both less physically damaging than the powder form, and much less easy to use. And, I suppose, easier to score. Book smack can't be injected into your body and you just sit back and it does its work.

It's more subtle than that.

But, fuck man, i/ll tell ya what, this stuff is some good shit, I mean, yeah, theres rough around the edges moments that if you/re not in the vibe you might start pipping on about the punktuation or the spelling or the paragraphing like you was some middle school english teacher with them big fat titties and a deep brown stare who/ll keep you back at lunchtime and make you pick up papers in the windy hall, but you gotta know that the deal is to deliver a little more than a concise account of goings on in real hard pound of pure book smack. You gotta know everything has to send you on the trip, everything needs to point you up when you/re saying whats going on hats going on whats going on and sometimes being human we lose track of the punktuation anyways. Maybe when you/re filling in a home loan application or a stat u tory declaration and the mans right behind your shoulder with a cane and mirror glasses on then yeah you/re there, man, but other times, theres no room for the punktuation like when you're on a high or on a low or on the bed getting blown sky high by the woman with the stare that makes your spine melt. So stay cool and let Hubie in. Find a good vein. It/s worth it.
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