Monday, October 15, 2007

A Million Little Pieces

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

There is a lot of controversy about A Million Little Pieces. Even Frey's stay in the treatment centre could evidently be a lie. Taking all that into consideration, this book is still worthy of attention.

Frey brings you down to the addict's level. There are very graphic descriptions of bodily functions or lack thereof; vomiting, bloody shit,etc.

Frey is adamantly against the 12 step program and one wonders if part of the reason for writing this book is too laud himself for 'beating' the drugs without the program.

There is a sickening description of a dental procedure done without novocaine. Why would any reputable dentist agree to do such a procedure?

Frey's writing style can be a little annoying to start with as he tends to write very short sentences and absolutely no paragraphs. It also gets a tad confusing as quotation marks are non-existent.

I found the book to be an interesting insight into an addict's recovery and treatment



1 comment:

Jeane said...

I've heard a lot of negatives about this book, it's good to see that you speak honestly of it, and give it a good rating! If anything, I think it would just cement my conviction to never touch drugs. I'm not sure if I'll read this one or not, but it does sound interesting.