I thought, “I’ll read a couple of pages of this just to confirm that it’s bad.” I couldn’t stop reading. When I did have to stop, I couldn’t wait to get back to it. I felt a small measure of the narrator’s compulsion in my own addicition to reading this book. Of course the topic is horrifying, but this was well-written. A great read for understanding the nightmares and rationalizations of the heroin addict.