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Junky by William S. Burroughs
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it was ok
bookshelves: 1001-books-to-read-before-you-die, owned

This novel may have been ground-breaking and controversial when first published, but I was just terribly bored with the whole thing. I can appreciate how this reality of drug addiction contradicted with the popularly portrayed effects of drug use during this time (i.e. Reefer Madness). I don't think the novel stands up to the test of time, though. In several instances the writing style itself was irritating as some paragraphs and anecdotes were repeated in different chapters.

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Reading Progress

October 14, 2010 – Shelved
June 24, 2011 – Shelved as: 1001-books-to-read-before-you-die
August 4, 2011 – Shelved as: owned
August 15, 2011 – Started Reading
August 18, 2011 – Finished Reading

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