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Confessions of a Memory Eater Paperback – June 15, 2006
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What the novel does have to recommend it is its depiction of drug use, and one suspects that Ms. Kennedy may have some close experience with this. I haven't read any of the many confessional books where some liar tells how his life was ruined by dope, nor do I intend to, but this book gets the feeling of addiction spot on.
The novel's description of a fabulous new drug called Memory, or Mem, is not spectacular, but it must be realized that drug addicts and alcoholics do not crave any substance to get high, they take the drug to feel normal. A junky craves a "fix" -- fix, as in repair or correct -- and obtaining one is ironically called "getting straight." (I once heard a story from an ex-cop about his first day on the job. He was paired with a veteran who, once they left the station, had the rookie drive to a certain tavern. The old cop's hands were trembling violently, and as soon as they walked in, the bartender set up three shot glasses and filled each with whiskey. The veteran cop quickly downed each shot, and after that he was o.k.Read more ›
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An amazing story about the elasticity of memory and the role memories play in our lives. Pagan Kennedy writes with such honesty and clarity, so easy to read and so evocative of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Smith
By the end of the very first page I was completely captivated by the premise. The lead character, Win Duncan, is a tragic hero that travels a journey of addiction which is... Read morePublished on August 24, 2007 by R. Beve
I just finished this book (bought for me by my wife). The more I got into it, the more involved I became. Read morePublished on January 16, 2007 by Rick Fogle