"Was it you, Mark, who said you liked junkie novels? I got
Burroughs's JUNKIE a couple weeks ago. I think I might stay
on the junkie theme for one more book and read it."
'Twas me. And Junkie started as half of an Ace Double, under
the pseudonym William Lee, so he wouldn't embarrass his
family. Guess he stopped worrying about it later. Of course,
it's hard to hide behind a pseudonym when you shoot your wife
in the forehead while playing William Tell, or so the story
Another great heroin book is Alexander Trocchi's Cain's Book.
That's Cain as in Abel's brother, not James M.
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