Howard Marks' Book of Dope Stories will take you on an electrifying journey through the discovery, consumption, and trade of mind-altering substances.
Since the Stone Age, drugs have been sniffed to induce sleep, mixed to cure ills, swallowed to stimulate creativity, snorted to increase sexuality, popped for the hell of it and smoked to see God. Natural or synthesized, they have been smuggled for all kinds of reasons, from saving the world to becoming stinking rich. Blamed for deaths, wars, suicides, collapses of governments, multiple crashes, individual crises, anarchy and chaos, they have also been praised for opening minds and expanding consciousness. They've been worshipped and demonised, venerated and chastised, force-fed and forbidden. Every society has had its intoxicant, be it sacrament or scourge. They have also become irreversibly interwoven with politics, sex, business, religion, and rock-and-roll, providing writers, whether emerging from the ancient classical world or the street laboratory of today, with both inspiration and challenge.
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I Always enjoy Howard's dulcet tones. There's some great stories in here - from times gone by and more up to date. Price is a little steep but its an interesting insight into different cultures and their take on dope stories...
lets drop the price I-Tunes!!
spend your money elsewhere
rubbish and too dear, waste of £11