Two Heroin addicts are in what was a Southside Chicago slaughterhouse, and is now a Heroin shooting gallery. They are trembling with winter cold and beginning Heroin withdrawal, the older is telling the younger about Heroin, Heroin addicts and pushers, what else?
The room is incredibly filthy, covered with dirty old rags of cliothing,and torn shoes and boots that show here and there something like grave markers. The addicts are lying on old burst open mattresses, thickly layered with every type of filth that can come from the human body. The older addict is speakng.
"There was a cannibal pusher, he told me "I never heard screaming like that since I was a kid, and the hogs ate grandma." Without any pause he kept on talking.
"There is nothing an addict won't do for Heroin, nothing. Wilma and her girl friends, they used to get ahold of these male addicts, and then..."but if I told you now it would spoil your reading pleasure":
The older addict relates in gruesome detail several true stoties about addicts and pushers he has known, and what happened to them. The actions builds up to a climax so horribly ghastly, that I hope you will not be able to fully comprehend it.
There is also a continuation book available, "HEROIN HORROR God's Own Medicine Two.."
These two books fully demonstrate Phillip Duke's mastery of the horror addiction genre. If reading about the depraved and horrible life activities and actions of Heroin addicts and pushers may bother you, please do not read these books. Thank you.
This book is written in the realistic style of Chicago aithor and Heroin addict Nelson Algren, whose book "The Man With The Golden Arm" was made into a movie starring Frank Sinatra. If reading about Heroin addiction and the terrible degradation it brings may disturb you, please do not read this book. Thank you.
Phillip Duke Ph.D.