Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ten of the best drug experiences in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best drug experiences in literature.

One title on the list:
The Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

In Burroughs's deliberately directionless novel, William Lee narrates his misadventures in America, Mexico and some imaginary places such as the nightmarish Interzone. The protagonist is variously possessed by heroin, morphine and a German drug called Eukodol – and has visions of orgies, decapitations and police persecution.
Read about another novel on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue