Book Reviews of Junky

Junky
Junky
Author: William Burroughs
ISBN-13: 9780140043518
ISBN-10: 0140043519
Publication Date: 3/31/1977
Pages: 158
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is a very difficult one to judge... You can't easily put it into catagories like good or bad. To be honest, I struggled through the book. I knew I had my hands on something special but I couldn't help but feel bored with a few parts. When I finished Junky I wasn't even sure I liked it, but now, about 6 months later, I find myself STILL thinking about certain passages and characters, and wanting to go back and read it again. Junky is a very important piece of literature that I strongly reccomend.

*For more heroin related/beat generation writing, try "Cain's Book" by Alexander Trocchi. It is, dare I say it, even better than Junky.
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The text may be dated, as it was first published in 1953. Nonetheless, Burroughs manages to convey the sleaziness and depravity of the life of a junky in dispassionate, spare prose. Don't look for any soul-searching here--Burroughs is thoroughly unapologetic.
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Good but not great.