How to Stop Time



Heroin, Writes Ann Marlowe, Is A Stand In, A Stopgap, A Mask For What We Believe Is Missing Like The Objects Seen By Plato S Man In A Cave, Dope Is The Shadow Cast By Cultural Movements We Can T See Directly Cultural Criticism Masquerading As A Heroin Memoir Masquerading As A Dictionary, How To Stop Time Looks At American Society Through The Lens Of Heroin Use Weaving Personal History Marlowe Used Heroin For Eight Years With Aphorisms And Analysis, Ann Marlowe Is Unsparing In Her Exploration Of Her, And Society S, Obsession With Heroin Addiction There Is No Glamorization Of Heroin Chic, Nothing About The Irresistible Power Of The Drug, No Cliched Scenes Of Degradation And Ecstasy There Is Much About Craving The Validation Of Danger, About Suburban Childhood, About The Loss Of A Father To Parkinson S Disease, About Moving To The East Village, Musicians Parties, Being Cool, And Striving To Remake Yourself How To Stop Time Is The First Book To Examine Heroin In Relation To Our Cynical, Post Consumer Society, And The First To Explain The Profound Nostalgia That Powers Both Addiction And Our Age That Drive To Return To The Past, Ann Marlowe Writes, Isn T An Innocent One It S About Stopping Your Passage To The Future It Is A Symptom Of The Fear Of Death And The Love Of Predictable Experience Moral But Not Pious, This Book Sheds New Light Not Just On Nostalgia But On Digital Culture, Consumerism, And Glamour In The Annals Of Addiction Literature It Will Take Its Place Beside William S Burroughs S Junkie, Jim Carroll S Basketball Diaries, And Thomas De Quincey S Confessions Of An English Opium Eater.How to Stop Time

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • How to Stop Time
  • Ann Marlowe
  • English
  • 18 August 2018
  • 0465031501

10 thoughts on “How to Stop Time

  1. says:

    I disliked the format of breaking up the prose by letters of the alphabet, but the book succeeded despite that I wish the editor had realized that it didn t need a gimmick Wholly unromantic, this book dramatizes neither the gritty reality of heroin use, nor its superb bliss Instead, it s an aching, thoughtful memoir of a young life, a life which includes a heroin habit The book s setting in 1990s New York City is integral to the story, and its resolution Marlowe s story is as much about I disliked the format of breaking up the prose by letters of the alphabet, but the book succeeded despite that I wish the editor had realized that it didn t need a gimmick Wholly unromantic, this book dramatizes neither the gritty reality of heroin use, nor its superb bliss Instead, it s an aching, thoughtful memoir of a young life, a life which includes a heroin habit The book s setting in 1990s New York City is integral to the story, and its resolution Marlowe s story is as much about the people whom she meets when she does drugs, and the city that holds them all.Still, providing the most lucid description of heroin s effect...

  2. says:

    I took this book out from the library with the expectation that I would skim it quickly, hopefully finding a few good quotes for an essay I m writing Once I started, however, I could not stop myself from reading each and every captivating word In How to Stop Time, Ann Marlowe takes us through her life from the lens of her heroin addiction While she claims that she wasn t a junkie or hardcore addict like many of her friends, the drug definitely seemed to be a large part of her life and she was I took this book out from the library with the expectation that I would skim it...

  3. says:

    The writing is very good, and there are a lot of good ideas here In particular, I like her musings about how we try to stop time The only fault I d mention, is that in parts she, I think, mistakenly presents her experience as universal She s clearly a very unique person Highly intelligent, educated, ta...

  4. says:

    I first read this book in high school I bought it at St Mark s Bookshop during a Thanksgiving in New York with my parents during which we had the traditional meal at a diner in Hell s Kitchen populated on that day only by cab drivers I had, I think, blintzes Anyway, the genre of drug memoir is a strict one, very prescriptive in terms of how repentant the addict should be, how low rock bottom ought to be, and how glowingly self righteous the emerged new soul will sound in the retelling Ann M I first read this book in high school I bought it at St Mark s Bookshop during a Thanksgiving in New York with my parents during which we had the traditional meal at a diner in Hell s Kitchen populated on that day only by cab drivers I had, I think, blintzes Anyway, the genre of drug memoir is a strict one, very prescriptive in terms of how repentant the addict should be, how low rock bottom ought to be, and how glowingly self righteous the emerged new soul will ...

  5. says:

    A very un shrill, unsensational look at heroin and addiction which of course makes a lot of people very upset There is a healthy dose of skepticism and distance but also a sense of nostalgia and tenderness toward the scene and the time The format itself is a joke referring to the author s strained relationship with alphabetical order totally arbitrary despite the appearance of order and also yet another attempt to stop time in that it overrides chronological order, becoming a stream A very un shrill, unsensational look at heroin and addiction which of course makes a lot of people very upset There is a healthy dose of skepticism and distance but also a sense of nostalgia and tenderness toward the scene and the time The format itself is a joke referring to the author s strained relationship with alphabetical order totally arbitrary despite the appearance of order and also yet another attempt to stop time in that it overrides chronological order, becoming a stream of consciousness web of associations, complete with a few hyperlinks references to other entries going both forward and backward in time There is a running theme of the author s struggle to reconcile her bourgeois up bringing and capitalist inclinations with the subcultu...

  6. says:

    a anthony he called me out on my all too generous rating.bbook this book now gets one star instead of four.ccrackbecause I must have been smoking rocks when I gave this book four stars Oh yeah, I m in graduate school and I smoke crack I m pretty fucking awesome, aren t I

  7. says:

    This is a smart book from a smart author The perspective on false perceptions of heroin use is unique to say the least I can t believe this has flown under the radar for a wider audience than simply Village Voice readers for nearly 14 years.

  8. says:

    Ann Marlowe s formidably intelligent memoir finds its structure in the drug s various and surprising lessons There are a million things you can learn from doing dope , she writes, but they are only fully available to you once you stop using it While Marlowe seeks to debunk heroin s glamour the drug isn t really that great , she argues convincingly that opiates freed her mind for artistic effort, shaking loose just enough of the relentless logic she acquired in her studies at Harvard Co Ann Marlowe s formidably intelligent memoir finds its structure in the drug s various and surprising lessons There are a million things you can learn from doing dope , she writes, but they are only fully available to you once you stop using it While...

  9. says:

    hated, hated, and hated author was totally unlikable not that an author has to be likable but you can like unlikable authors but nothing about this book author is likable She claims she was addicted yet never experienced withdrawal or the pains of addiction then you weren t addicted not in the physical sense not in any sense it is called a casual user yes heroin addicts can be casual users The boo...

  10. says:

    This fearless memoir is going to turn everything you thought about heroin addicts on its head It s the most honest tale chronicling both the good and bad of being heavily involved in a drug that I ve ever re...

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