I, probably like most people who've read this bk, read it b/c it was written by William S. Burroughs' son about drugs & their use & culture, etc. Like father, like son? I remember thinking it was fairly well written. Perhaps he cd've gone on to write many bks. But he didn't, only one more. What did he die of? Liver failure or some such, perhaps - a failure probably related to speed use. What kind of a person names their child after themselves? IMO, an asshole. That's like dooming yr child to being the next version of yrself. & it seems that that's somewhat what the more famous of the Burroughs father & son duo did. Doomed his son to being a drug reporter like himself. But not everybody's cut out for surviving such a lifestyle & Jr. died before his old man did. Still, reading "Speed" is probably just as important as reading his father's "Junkie". Let it be that he lived as intensely as he did so that post-mortem he can be appreciated.
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