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Crackhouse Notes from the End of the Line This sad and harrowing portrait of wasted lives is rife with gritty details but thankfully void of self righteous judgment Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • Title: Crackhouse: Notes from the End of the Line
  • Author: Terry Williams
  • ISBN: 9780140232516
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • Crackhouse: Notes from the End of the Line By Terry Williams, This sad and harrowing portrait of wasted lives is rife with gritty details but thankfully void of self righteous judgment Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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    1. Since this book was written in 1992 I believe we ve discovered about this drug than he addresses but it still was an interesting look into the lives of crack addicts living in N.Y.C Honestly, being an X user myself it was quite hard to read this book, to read of the craving for this drug that I have actually experienced Bad memories for me hence the low rating on the book.

    2. Parts of this book are definitely dated but the bigger picture that Terry Williams is trying to share is still the same This is a good introductory book to the crack epidemic It succeeds in being non judgmental and showing a small representative slice of those using the drug You cannot help but see their humanity showing through As a nation we have been force fed images of crackheads that are blatantly false There are people using crack in neighborhoods all over this country There are people who [...]

    3. Although a bit dated by now the author did his field work back in the 80s , the social realities that this book details still ring true I read this for an anthropology class and we focused on the cultures of refusal and denial practiced by the crack users in the book as well as by the larger American society towards the crack users Also fascinating was the structure and operations of the crack houses themselves, which served as sort of a surrogate family for their inhabitants The author has an o [...]

    4. I really enjoyed reading this book as part of my sociocultural anthropology course in college Yes, some of the elements of the book are dated, but I think that aspect of the book adds an important historical element that demonstrated how even though crack culture in the U.S may have changed, this is still a relevant issue that deals with real people and real consequences I particularly enjoyed the emphasis on linguistic elements and it s multiple perspectives.

    5. By turns entertaining, informative, sad and a bit dated Crackhouse offers a firsthand, almost Gonzo case study of the crack cocaine epidemic of the late 80 s in NYC My main objection was the author s keying in of the Star Trek lingo supposedly in use at the time Seemed like people must have been yanking his chain.

    6. Although I didn t enjoy reading this book, it was short and I did get a bit of not so fun insight into the world of crack cocaine I guess I didn t read it for fun though, so I shouldn t be so hard on it It was well written, but rather hopeless.

    7. Sociology study of crack dens in Harlem in the 70s If you are interested in the culture, lingo, practices of that time with that particular drug, it s a quick read

    8. Interesting read National Geographical take on Crack Culture Worth a look if you ve ever wondered about the life and times of Crackheads.

    9. This book provides an interesting picture of addiction From the status of women to the day to day life of those in the drug culture.

    10. In my ongoing quest to understand substance abuse, I found that this book provides a first hand account of crack addiction.

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