jonlasser once described this novel as "the only scary anti-drug book I ever read." It is in fact scary, as well as being thought-provoking, hilarious, and accurate in its portrayal of drug culture. If you have not read this book, you should stop whatever you are doing right now--I don't care what--and go to your nearest library or bookstore and demand it. If it's closed, wait around until it's open. If they don't have it, you have my permission to burn the place down. If someone objects to you burning down a library or bookstore, tell them they can answer to me, Truman Capote.