Jesus' Son

Jesus' Son

Stories

Book - 1992
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Denis Johnson chronicles the wanderings of a young man as he struggles with addictions to drugs and alcohol. Separated into eleven stories, the young man eventually snaps out of his downward spiral and checks into rehab.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Picador, c1992
ISBN: 9780312428747
031242874X
9781250074805
Characteristics: 133 p. ; 21 cm

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dianeshaw
Sep 25, 2018

I found it very depressing, crude and completely sounding like he was high when he wrote it. Guess it was supposed to reflect the reality of addiction. Too much for me. Others like

Recovering, Intoxication and its Aftermath much more to my liking....recommended highly!

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BarneyJr
Jul 09, 2018

Short. Easy reading, but there is a lot there. Distressing & inspiring.

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santiano9
Sep 07, 2015

Well written and compelling if just a bit bleak.

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BertBailey
Jun 21, 2013

Note to self: David Foster Wallace praised Angels, though dumped on his subsequent works ...except Jesus's Son, which has a cult following

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armanda1980
Jan 31, 2011

Collection of short stories around the same anti-hero, drug addict character. Surprisingly touching and gentle. Highly recommended.

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