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Hubert Selby Jr
Penguin Press/Classics (2012)
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A novel by. Hubert selby, jr. Thunder's mouth press. Requiem for a Dream is quintessential Selby, fueled by moments which make the reader feel like the unwilling newscaster witnessing the Hindenburg disaster who sobbed, "Oh, the humanity!" It is Selby's gift to us that once again we find ourselves aching for his people-which is to say we find ourselves loving the unlovable.

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Requiem for a Dream- Hubert Selby Jr. "Requiem for a Dream" by Hubert Selby Jr. Most ironically, I was very much in need of a drink or 3 by the time I finished this book. Hubert Selby Jr's ess morality tale is shot through with vitality and colour, writes Sophia Martelli. uk: Hubert Selby J. 9780141195667: Books.

Requiem for a Dream book. Not sure why this song kept on popping in my head while reading this 1978 novel by Hubert Selby, Jr, Requiem for a Dream. It is an easy read and each character has its own voice. The appropriate emotion in each scene gets reflected on Selby's narration: it can get doped with the wrong spelling and narration; it can get lonely as you remember how many failed diets you tried and they all did not work; it can get orgasmic as Selby makes the lovers moan and moan endlessly and it can get very angry with the junkie.

Hubert Selby, Jr. was born in Brooklyn in 1928. His other books include The Room, The Demon, Requiem for a Dream, Song of the Silent Snow, The Willow Tree and Waiting Period. At the age of 15, he dropped out of school and went to sea with the merchant marines. While at sea he was diagnosed with lung disease. With no other way to make a living, he decided to try writing: 'I knew the alphabet. Maybe I could be a writer. In 2000, Requiem for a Dream starred Jared Leto and Ellen Burstyn and was directed by Darren Aronofsky. Hubert Selby Jr died in Highland Park, Los Angeles, California in April 2004. Country of Publication.

Ships from and sold by SuperBookDeals--. Unlike "Last Exit to Brooklyn" which shows the lower class on hard streets or his most famous "Requiem for a Dream" which brings the reader into the world of junkies, this work focuses on the middle class and middle American aspirations gone wrong for all the "right" reasons. Never have I read anything that can truly twist my gut and make my sweat pour, make the blood pound in my temples and my fingers tremble like this book. Hubert Selby Jr is one of the masters of gritty, Beat-era stories peopled by the homeless, the poor, the desperate. Dismissed from the merchant marines for ill health at the age of 19, Selby decided to try writing.

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  • Painshade
"Their disease made it possible for them to believe whatever lies it was necessary for them to pursue and indulge their disease, even to the point of them believing they were not enslaved by it, but actually free.”

Drug addiction is something I have a hard time understanding and wrapping my head around. This book taps into the minds of lonely, broken souls that find solace in drugs and imagination. I would have loved for this book to be in an audiobook version because of the writing style. Never the less it is a great read that reveals the reality of drug addiction. It’s definitely a twisted book from the start to the end and does not finish with a happy ending for the main characters.

“I think that’s one of the problems with the world today nobody knows who they are. Everyone is running around looking for an identity, or trying to borrow one, only they don’t know it.”
  • Fecage
I agree with some reviewers,the writing style, lack of punctuation and street slang can be difficult to read and distracting, but I stuck with it and am so glad I did. At the end I cared about these characters. The story the devastation due to addiction is one I have never personally witnessed, but watching these characters melt away from living breathing people full of life and hope to mere shells of their former selves is heartbreaking. It is like witnessing a personal apocalypse of each character. "How do you know a heroin addict is lying? Answer - He is talking" I never understood this saying until I read this book. These people lie to themselves and each other as the drug takes over their lives. Heartbreaking. Would have given it 5 stars if the writing style was easier to read. Still worth it. Can't wait to watch the movie.
  • Rasmus
One of the greatest books I've ever read. It's definitely difficult to start, but once it starts rolling and you get used to reading in the phonetics of the characters you will experience an amazing story. Before I read this I had read trainspotting, another great book, and being in the mindset of these dope-addicted character really allowed for a smoother experience with Requiem for a dream. Just know when getting into this book that it will become disturbing, trust me.
  • Barinirm
This was a really good book. It took awhile for me to get into it, but once I did, I was hooked. It is really dark and I like that about the book. Selby didn't gloss over anything or tale a lighter approach in describing the downward spin the characters find themselves in. Even though you could see what was happening to them, I still found myself drawn to keep reading to find out how it happens to them. Good book and I think I'll read another one of his books.
  • Boyn
I had seen the movie and although I enjoyed it very much I think the book was much better. The use of unusual punctuation and the differences in the language and cadence by character really added to the experience.
  • Shem
This book was incredibly difficult to read due to the way it is written...lacking the usual clarity as to whom is actually speaking the words being said and the slang with which the story is told. It is a disturbing and incredibly sad tale of addiction and its horrific reality.
  • Blueshaper
I don't think it's a case of the book is better than the movie here. They are both works of art in their own right and they both drag you into the world of addiction and make you believe you understand what's happening. Reading this book, I was convinced that the author had to have been a junkie and of course, it turns out he was. I want to read everything he has written now.
I saw the movie in 2000 and of course was disturbed by the imagery and plot. The film stayed very true to the book, and I imagined the characters and scenes exactly as they were from the movie. The few scenes the director left out from the book just add to a bleaker read.

This book has, for me at least, the most powerful ant-drug message I can imagine. Will resonate for anyone who has struggled with addiction or has even thought about trying heroin. It is very stark and dreary. A cold, black and white portrait of the insidious hell of drug addiction. It took a few chapters to get used to the odd punctuation and absence of quotation marks, but once I got into it, it read very smoothly.