Dopeworld: Adventures in Drug Lands
'A free-rolling and frank depiction of the global narcotics scene. Fascinating.' The Spectator
'This is an obsessive, immersive account of all aspects of the drug culture - its ways, its rules, its rituals, its rhythms, its language.' Irish Examiner
Welcome to Dopeworld.
Ecstasy in London, crack in Los Angeles, LSD in Tokyo, heroin in Sofia, cocaine in Medellin, bounty...more
Dopeworld is part travel-log part history lessen and its all based around drugs. Niko Vorobyov is a former drug dealer who after spending time in prison became interested in the history of both legal and illegal drugs.
Niko thinks all drugs should be legalized and I agree. Making drugs illegal doesn't prevent drug abuse or crime. In fact countries where drugs like heroin and cocaine are decriminalized tend to have lower rates of crime and drug abuse. America has more people in jail ...more
Adventures in the Global Drug Trade, declares the subtitle, and they're not exaggerating. Vorobyov delivers the straight dope on the current worldwide state of drug affairs, as well as an in-depth history of just how we reached this point. The book is candid, opinionated, thoroughly researched, and entertaining as hell.
The back cover mentions Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as a point of ...more
When I grade a book, I usually think about how many people in my circle would and should read it. Dopeworld made me think about how to get a 6 start or if I should downgrade all other books (maybe except "Never split the difference") a star lower.
I know what you expect from a book like this, ...more
Very well written book by the former drug user and small time dealer, great read for someone who want an amateur view of the serious problem. There are some studies mentioned and actual travel;ling around the world, so not that shallow yet very very entertaining book. Four very very good and well earned stars!
I wish more politicians read these kind of books .
DOPEWORLD is a bold and eye-opening exploration into the world of drugs. Taking us on an unforgettable journey around the world, we trace the emergence of psychoactive substances and our relationship with them. Exploring the murky criminal underworld, the author has ...more
From the busy streets of St. Petersburg to the mountains in Chile to the suburbs of Colorado, Dopeworld brings together history, lived life experience re: Niko Vorobyov, and a lot of research on the 5 Ws of the global drug trade.
I admit I skipped a chapter or two - but this book reads so well even if you do lose focus. From ...more
This was a book that was so intense that I was not expecting. Drugs and dealing is an intense topic and I do have to be honest some parts of the book were really graphic and difficult to get through. Dopeworld takes you in the cut and dry of all the drugs that exist, the effects they have on your body, and the lords that exist and sell ...more