Friday, July 17, 2009

Book Review

Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby, Jr.

Good lord this book broke my heart. I've seen the movie, which is very sad and horrifying, but actually reading the story just crushed me.

The story of 4 addicts, what they do to feed their addiction, and where their addiction leads them-very, very sad.

I had a little trouble reading it at first-his style of writing is very strange-but once I got past that I had a hard time putting this book down.


Deirdre Bunny said...

I was warned about that film and watched it anyway. Wow. And I'm a tough chick to disturb!

I don't think I could hack reading the book.

Lula said...

The book wasn't as disturbing as the movie, but it was pretty sad. But "the scene" from the movie-wasn't elaborated on too much in the book, thank god.