Sunday, 3 April 2011

Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something


Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor which centers around the death of an alcoholic man and the company he kept, most of them some form of substance abusers. It was a real eye opener for me, the way that McGregor portraits the life of addicts.

It made me more compassionate.

One of the things that really struck me was when one of the addicts said that trying to get a fix is like a full-time job. Then he described all the different things he would do to get enough money for that one fix. Just the one. And then have to do it all again the next day, and the next.

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