E and as an exercise of free will The tone is one of dark comedy The book is a uick read with simple vocabulary and lots of speaking parts rounded out by short descriptions and visualizations in and around Portland Oregon I felt like I could care about Bob and Diane and Nadine and Rick maybe even than they cared about themselves in the end A dated but moving portrait of the life of a junkie in the 50 s 60 s and 70 s Despite the pontificating of the lead character which is understandable in light of his being modeled on the author he is in the end worthy of sympathy if not pity This is written in a style that I really liked And the idea is certainly interesting Not just a tale of our typical druggie looking for his fix but rather a man who fashions himself as a true cowboy or hold up man like those who robbed the Wells Fargo wagons His matter of fact outlook on life And deep belief in luck and ominous signs it makes for interesting read Probably also because
#I Saw The Movie #saw the movie ago with Matt Dillon I had a hard time not picturing the main character as Dillon Maybe not a book for everyone but I enjoyed it thought it was well written and an easy read Kind of beautiful in places kind of tedious in places in dire need of chapter breaks. Spent thirty five ears of his life in prison has turned their lives into something darkly comicSet in Portland Oregon in the early 1970s Drugstore Cowboy is a resonating evocation
of life at the bottom and et by portraying his characters without judgment or glamor Fogle has illuminated them His debut life at the bottom and et by portraying his characters without judgment or glamor Fogle has illuminated them His debut is a singular work of contemporary fiction. ,
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#Junkie S Outlook The Story Fails To #s outlook the story fails to beyond a straightforward narrative to express any larger message than hero worship of a very broken human The back story of the author is what makes this a 3 star ie one I like book though James Fogle wrote this in prison where he spent the better part of his life for robbing pharmacies The writing is unrefined and raw and very stream of consciousness It is painfully obvious that Fogle has absolutely no understanding of women emotion or society beyond that of prison and petty criminals and in a way it is almost an. The novel that inspired the highly acclaimed film directed by Gus Van SantBob Hughes the offbeat edgy and slightly skewed leader of a crew of traveling junkies describes himself as one of the cleverest and ringiest and most notorious dope fiend drugstore cowboys on the entire West Coast including Alaska Bob his wife Diane Rick and Nadine have a pench.