Last month I reviewed The Cocaine Chronicles, which is a collection of fictional stories based on the drug. People who use it and people who are affected by association with those who are addicted. The Speed Chronicles is another addition to The Drug Chronicles Series brought to us by Akashic Books. These books share the same basic concept. Popular authors, like Megan Abbott, compile their stories about speed (which is apparently crystal meth, I am not exactly fluent in illegal drug language), and how the drug ruins people's lives. Actor-turned-author James Franco offers the most bizarre selection.
Those of you who have been exposed to meth will appreciate the obvious in-depth research by each author, and take notice that these are the type of stories that are too good to be completely made up, (welllll, minus Franco's).
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