Sunday, February 28, 2016

Placebo Junkies by J.C. Carlson - NO

Carleson, J.C. Placebo Junkies, 298 pages.  Knopf (random), 2015.  $18.  Content: R.

Note:  I did not finish reading this book.
“Teenaged Audie pushes her mind and body to the breaking point when she participates in a series of clinical drug trials for cash.”
I am 31 pages into this book and I have already counted 28 swears and 6 ‘f’-words and a mention of pornography.  I skipped to the end to find out where this book was going and found out that it is running itself right off the rails.  All I can figure is that this is a piece of speculative fiction, because it doesn’t contain any of the hallmarks of quality realistic fiction.  I am not going to read one more word.

NOT RECOMMENDED.  Cindy, Library teacher

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