Category: Creative Non-Fiction

Junky by William S. Burroughs

Junky by William S. Burroughs Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful. William S. Burroughs’s Junky (originally published under the title Junkie) is an autobiographically-inspired romp through one man’s introduction to drugs, the addiction that ensues, and the… Continue Reading “Junky by William S. Burroughs”

Review: Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow

One of the best works of creative non-fiction that I have read, to date. Doctorow’s narrator is Homer Collyer, the youngest of the great Collyer family. Born and raised on New York’s 5th Avenue – Homer was privileged in wealth, looks, education, and love… Continue Reading “Review: Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow”

Review: A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White

A refreshingly realistic tale of a gay boy’s “coming of age.” White makes a point of expressing his distaste for fanciful boy’s tales in which all boarding schools are brothels of young sex and violence, then proceeds to tell a painfully true story (autobiographic)… Continue Reading “Review: A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White”

Review: The Night Listener by Armistead Maupin

This is the creative non-fiction masterpiece of a generation; the one I would have written, had I had the courage or artistry of Armistead Maupin. I thank him for writing it, in spite of himself and the terrifying, painful monstrosity of emotions which must… Continue Reading “Review: The Night Listener by Armistead Maupin”

Review: Hot Water Music by Charles Bukowski

Some people have no idea what they’re talking about when they review this book. Beware of those who say the book was bigoted or that all the stories seemed the same. This tells you something about the reader – not the book. Every raw… Continue Reading “Review: Hot Water Music by Charles Bukowski”