Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Five notable books on drugs

Melvin Burgess may be best known for Junk, his 1996 novel dealing with the tricky and controversial subject of heroin addiction in teenagers. His latest novel, The Hit, is out now in Britain.

He named five notable books on drugs for the Telegraph, including:
We all know there’s no such thing as a safe drug, and no book illustrates that better than Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962). Once doctors start misusing them, watch out.
Read about another novel Burgess tagged.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is on Darren Shan's top ten list of books about outsiders for teenagers.

--Marshal Zeringue