Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Five top narco-reads asked Jerry Stahl -- author of, most recently, Love Without, a collection of short stories -- to "Recommend five or more books on a single subject of personal interest or expertise."

Here's what he came up with:

Drugs are always a fun topic. Since the subject is never really drugs — but far deeper elements of society and the human soul. Plus some of them are screamingly funny. These are five top drawer narco-reads.

Trinities, Nick Tosches

Requiem for a Dream, Hubert Selby

Junky, William Burroughs

Wrecking Crew, John Albert

Cain's Book, Alexander Trocchi

Read the entire Ink Q & A with Jerry Stahl.

--Marshal Zeringue