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From the cow fields of Connecticut to the streets of San Francisco, Joe Clifford’s Junkie Love traverses the lost highways of America, down the rocky roads of mental illness to the dead ends of addiction. Based on Clifford’s own harrowing experience with drugs as a rock ’n’ roll wannabe in the 1990s, the book draws on the best of Kerouac & the Beats, injecting a heavy dose of pulp fiction as it threads a rollicking narrative through a doomed love triangle, lit up by the many strange characters he meets along the way. Part road story, part resurrection tale, Junkie Love finds a way to laugh in one’s darkest hour...
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So this is a really good writer who gives a beautiful account of life as a junkie, the thinking that goes along with drug addiction and so on, including the romanticizing of addiction that helps fuel the delusional thinking. And yet I can't get past the first half of the book. The stories are all starting to sound the same, I find that I don't really care about the author so I'm not interested enough to finish it and find out what happens to him. I'm assuming a happy ending, at least happy enough to get it together to write this book.