Wednesday, May 1, 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:
A ... realistic tale of the dangers of drugs is Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting (1993): one of the first to deal with real-life experience rather than imagery.
Read about the other books Burgess tagged.

Trainspotting is on John Mullan's list of ten of the best drug experiences in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue