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Diary of a Drug Fiend Paperback – June 1, 1977
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The infamous Aleister Crowley invokes a reaction with some people. Some say he was strange and went off the deep-end with his involvement in Magick, the practice of using various techniques to exert control over the forces of nature. If one is too close-minded to read this book because of the author's reputation, he or she would be missing a great read.
This story is supposedly based on truth. False names were used to conceal the identities of the people in the book. For instance, Aleister Crowley is called Peter Pendragon in the book. Peter went to a pub and was socializing with some people he knew when he saw the woman that would change his life, Lou.
"Across the moaning body of the blackmailer, I was looking at the face of a girl that I had never seen before. And I said to myself, "Well, that's all right, I've known you all my life." And when I said to myself "my life," I didn't in the least mean my life as Peter Pendragon, I didn't even mean a life extending through the centuries, I meant a different kind of life --something with which centuries have nothing whatever to do (Crowley 11)."
This truly eloquent description of Peter's first glimpse of Lou reveals that Crowley was truly a master of language. The book is written in such a clever way that the reader continues to want more.Read more ›
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It's been a few years since I read this book, but I still remember it vividly. It's an inspirational read. It's strange and filled with addiction. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jon
I recently read The Diary of a Drug Fiend, written in 1922 by the infamous Aleister Crowley. Although it is not strictly a horror story, it is a horrifying story, and Crowley’s... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lynette McClenaghan
An absolutely appalling book cover for a masterpiece of social transgression.Published 11 months ago by Major M. Major
This book is poorly published. There are pages in the wrong order and upside down. Big chunks of pages fell out the first time it was read. Read morePublished 11 months ago by NDeaux
I knew of Aleister Crowley in a different genre, and finding and reading this book really focused on how good a writer he could be. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ms Beastle
This is a great book on heroin addiction. It's the story of lovers who get hooked, and the horrible aftermath. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Thurston Wilfred Hildebrand, III