Jesus' Son Paperback
A collection of linked stories narrated by a recovering alcoholic and heroin addict, Jesus' Son is a disturbing portrayal of loneliness and hope.
He travels through an American underworld of burnt-out sports stars, hospital waiting rooms, doomed relationships and senseless violence.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/05/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780413772428
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Review by waywardcommas
At first, a young drug-induced reader, I reveled in Johnson's very detached, very personal narratives, but after a while my impression that the rabbit hole had turned into a black hole, a void of life having only occasional color from being high on various things, became very pervasive and enlightening--standing on the verge of...many psychological addictions...this book helped me mature and see pieces of real life that are beautiful and even better than the occasional dream-like state; it helped me see life as less nightmarish (or more nightmarish, depending on how I'm feeling that day). I found much meaning in this book.
Review by opinion8dsngr
This book, with it's interesting title, qualifies as average. It's a short book and the stories are told in a non-sequential hazy style illustrating the life of a drug addict. The reader learns about how he stalks people, watches people die, insults his girlfriend after an abortion, etc. It's does have some value as a perspective piece with a rather unique writing style, if that's what you like. And it is a short book that goes rather quickly. On the whole, I'd give it a C.