Hi, I'm back! I know, I've been just the worst at reviewing books this year. And I've been reading, just...not bothering with reviews, as 5 of those have been re-reads. The worst part? I haven't written anything because the books I've read have been, for the most part, completely brilliant. And do you know how hard it is to write a review of a book you loved? When you feel like you can't possibly do it justice and trying to write something deep and meaningful about them will just make you feel like a dumbass because you just don't have the words to say anything more eloquent than "HOLY SHIT THAT BOOK WAS SO GOOD"? Yeah, that.
And that's the really long, really annoying way to tell you that I absolutely freakin loved the hell out of Chez Pazienza's Dead Star Twilight. Even that feels ridiculous, because saying that you "loved" a very personal, harrowing memoir about one man's battle with heroin addiction just feels particularly stupid, you know?
I think the best way I can describe it is that it affected me like almost no other book has. It's gut-wrenchingly honest and heartbreaking, beautifully written and flat-out unforgettable. I can still remember the sadness, the horror, the beauty of some of the scenes in the memoir, even months after I finished it. It's the kind of story that stays with you. You should read it.
You can buy the e-book version of Dead Star Twilight right here. And you can (and should) read all of Chez's blog, Deus Ex Malcontent right after.
That's it. There's a million more things I could say about it, but it would all feel pithy and silly. It's a great book, and you should read it.