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Cain's Book by Alexander Trocchi
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Jul 22, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: drugs, fiction
Read from July 15 to 22, 2012

The writing around the day-to-day junkie life and the social and psychological aspects of addition is excellent - as good as any of the writing on heroin by the usual suspects.

The flashback sections, not so hot. And there's a whole chapter around a storm while on a scow that perhaps would have been at home in Moby-Dick but didn't add much here. I guess Trocchi just had this scow vignette sitting around and had to slip it in somewhere.


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