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Requiem for a Dream

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

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    This Novel is a powerful portrayal of the many forms of addicti


    This Novel is a powerful portrayal of the many forms of addiction. For fans of the movie it would be a must read. The only possible down side is that the characters speak in heavy slang, more so than in Selby's other books. This is something that the reader either goes with or not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2002

    a must read

    Last summer, while at a friends house, I saw Requiem for a Dream (the movie)for the first time. Sence then I have seen the movie 4 more times and this spring decided to read the book. I was shocked at the differences between the movie and the book. The book does a much better job of getting you to like and relate to the characters. I was also impressed by the amount of dry humor in the book. I have friends that have over come addictions and said that Shelbys acount is very true to life. Be sure to read this book and see the movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2001

    Dark and pessimistic but worth the read...

    It's stomach clenching to think that human beings may be too controlled by addictions to ever accomplish the many plans and dreams that occupy our minds. This book is at turns tragic, dark and pessimistic; a world where even love is overshadowed by personal addictions thus leaving the characters to flounder hauntingly in their own personal hells. Well written and believable, this work is difficult to make it through (because of the troubling subject matter) but worth reading for its tragically honest portrait of a human condition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2001

    Dreams? Or Nightmares?

    When your dream becomes a nightmare, what will you do? There are 4 different people find that their dreams are dying. The mother who obsess to be on TV show drives herself crazy by taking diet pills. The wonderful dreams of three young people are being eaten by drugs. The picture is wonderful. It does not have blood and guts but the film will give you chilling effect. The eye seems that it can see you right to your heart. The heart beating is the best sound effect of the film. The last scene of the beach is wonderful, and it also gives you a chilling feeling -- when the dream dies.

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