Thursday, November 08, 2018

Nine novels that tell the story of heroin & opioid abuse in America

CrimeReads senior editor Dwyer Murphy tagged nine novels that tell the story of heroin and opioid abuse in America. One title on the list:
Tony O’Neill, Sick City

A wicked portrait of junkie life and rehab culture on the West Coast. O’Neill’s Sick City revels in scam culture and aims to shock, but there’s a human portrait in there, too. Jeffrey and Randall, addicts from very different sides of LA, pair up for a score meant to keep them in dope for years to come: the sale of a legendary sex tape depicting a grisly intersection of Hollywood royalty. Sick City is a proud descendant of Burroughs and firmly part of the culture he helped enshrine.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Sick City.

--Marshal Zeringue