Dopefiend
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ISBN: 0870679384
EAN13: 9780870679384
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 1, 2006
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 6.7" L x 3.9" W
Weight: 0.05 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
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The shocking nightmare story of a black heroin addict

Trapped in the festering sore of a major American ghetto, a young man and his girlfriend--both attractive, talented, and full of promise--are inexorably pulled into the living death of the hardcore junkie. It is a horrifying world where addicts will do anything to get their next fix.

For twenty-three years of his young life, Donald Goines lived in the dark, despair-ridden world of the junkie. It started while he was doing military service in Korea and ended with his murder in his late thirties. He had worked up to a hundred-dollars-a-day habit--and out of the agonizing hell came Dopefiend.

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5
   Unique and Honest
This book ended in my top ten list. Once I started reading it, I couldn t put it down. The author paints a graphic and enticing picture of the life of heroin addiction at its worst. I felt empty, sad and sometimes disgusted through this story. I don 't recommend it as a pick me up. What made this story worth reading was that the author had an amazing ability to carry me through a full spectrum of emotions. I found myself caring for the characters and I loved it!
 
5
   Scary
This is truly a DEEEEEEP book. If The Coldest Winter by Sistah Souljah shows how dealers and their families live large, then this book shows the effects of using. And I mean down and dirty, the author tells in horrifying graphic detail how a junkie shoots. What it feels like not to have a fix, how they lie, cheat, and steal to get that next fix. I won 't lie, this book scared the hell out of me! And anyone who knows somebody who might be even remotely tempted to try that most devastating drug of all, Herion, should read this book. You 'll be afraid to take an asprin!
 
5
   Donald Goines a great author of the urban experience.
I absolutely love Donald Goines, one of the first books I read as a teenager, so I thought I'd read it again as an adult. Still an exciting scary real book to live, love it, hate it. If you're into this type of book, give it a shot.
 
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   HOW GREAT URBAN FICTION SHOULD BE WRITTEN
I was 15 years old when I read a book by Donald Goine for the first time. The books of Black Girl Lost, Dopefiend and Whoreson are the blueprints for how GREAT urban fiction should be written.
 
5
   Vividly amazing
From beginning to end, this was a super amazing read. Any reader who knows good reading should read at least on Donald Gaines'book or at least on . The writing was excellent and thorough. I felt as though I was reading with each character as I was. Ultimately, Porky was the scum of the Earth. Definitely loved this read and will read more by this author in the future.
 
4
   Peek into lives or heroin addicts
I found this book on a list of recommended books for the black history month and it caught my interest. It is a graphic tragedy when 2 people circle the drain into the world of heroin. There is not a lot of depth to the characters, but I was still drawn by the story. Can 't say I enjoyed it due to the theme, but I found it a quick read that evoked emotions of sadnessdespairpity as you watched the 2 main characters make a bad decision after a good decision.
 
5
   Sad, brutal reality of the opioid epidemic
For nearly 20 years, I have worked with patients who struggle with addictions. Normally, I enjoy reading books about addiction. Both books were written by authors who had struggled with heroin addiction. Both of these books reveal the reality of women exchanging their bodies in exchange for drugs or for money to buy the drugs. Moreover, many of us may not be familiar with women having to perform for drug dealers in humiliating sex shows. I also read Dopefiend's Junky, but to me both Requiem for a Dream and William Burroughs are better.
 
5
   Dopefiend
I heard always about Donald Goine books, but never knew where to buy. Until I was bored and started looking for them on Amazon. I have read only a few pages, but I know it is going to be an interesting book. When you have lived street life. I am curious to see what others go through. Donald Goines speaks for the real. It is so refreshing to read the real estate of an author.
 
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   Under the Bottom
I found this vile book---if you can even dignify it decades ago by that noun on my roommate's bookshelf. This is pure bottom feeder - stuff violent pornography, disguised as hard hitting and uncompromising street life. Some things should never see the light of day or print at any rate, and Dopefiend is a prime example. Here we have written garbage by an irresponsible man who did drugs himself, pimped, fathered seven children out of wedlock, and was later murdered. I can 't believe that Rutgers U uses this tripe in their lit classes, which shows that academia is halfway round the bend. Filth : If I could give it zero stars, I would give it.
 
5
   I don't remember the last time I finished a whole ...
I don 't remember the last time I finished a whole book. This was a gripping heart-wrenching book, I couldn t put it down.
 
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