It’s not quite as much fun to write a review when it seems everyone is basically in agreement. Crowley was not as evil as folklore suggests, and he was a lot more. Spine lettered in red horizontally across the spine ‘[double-rule] | THE DIARY | OF A | DRUG FIEND | [ornament] | ALEISTER CROWLEY [ publisher’s device]. If you are interested in the arcane, the occult, the erotic or the highs and lows of drug addiction, then this book is for you. A piece of fiction.

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When we went downstairs, we felt like gods descending upon earth, immeasurably beyond mortality.

Diary of a Drug Fiend and Other Works by Aleister Crowley

My memory is an absolute blank. We smiled our sympathetic assent, with sly glances at our hostess. His eyes were parallel; they were looking at infinity.

I adore Thee, Evoe! Her beauty had choked me, strangled me, torn my throat out.

Samuel Weiser, New York, I had become insane with dull, harsh lust. Od can really feel the frustrations and pain of each narrator, more so from Peter than from Lou.

But you can tell them apart, foe from friend, by the different beat of their engines. She gave herself out as a great authority on literature ; but all her knowledge was parrot, and her own attempts in that direction the most deplorably dreary drivel that ever had been printed even by the chattering clique which she financed.


Oct 31, Jeff rated it liked it. I was a little out of the shortest line for Paris. Within five minutes from the departure of Feccles and Haidee the lights were out.

After trying to read the purposefully nonsensical “Book of Lies,” I thought I’d start with something a little more “enjoyable” – Diary alleister a Drug Fiend. He’s over a hundred years old, in 23 Over the Top!

I could hear the beat of my heart. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. I woke to find myself sitting in the Cafe Wisteria once more.

Her voice thrilled dark unfathomable deeps of being. He was widely published and was also founder of the religion of Thelema. But that is just what An Pays de Cocaine 49 cocaine does. I knew instinctively that the 35 Over the Top!

The Diary of a Drug Fiend –

There’s some interesting stuff depicting the horrible spiral of addiction. The realization of their degradation overpowers them and they are on the brink of drinking prussic acid, when— Of course they are saved and the last third of the book is devoted to their cure by an ethical culturist out of the House of David with overtones of Dr. He was an old man who had lived for years out of the world. I mean that she had all the qualities which normally attract. I found myself practically deprived of volition on the physical plane.

Book Review: Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley | Star Foster

A tall man was shaking hands across the table with Owen. We felt that we were very economical. In a single wild night, they get married and run off on the honeymoon, and while on their honeymoon on the continent, are introduced to heroin. We had no need of communicating with each other by means of articulate speech.


Around us rang the shrieking laughter of the crazy crowd. Why does a mostly mediocre book hung around the author’s own experiences make me so mad?

I had gone to sleep inside. Well, this is a digression. The Ryerson Press, Toronto, Canada, He saw nothing 42 The Diary of a Drug Fiend particularly wrong with us except youth and enthusiasm, and he was erug sorry that it would take three weeks to turn us off. I noticed, too, that my thoughts were uniformly pleasant.

I adore thee, I A O! I had been wasting words to speak to her at all. It seemed as if she always had to be startled into action, and that the instant the first stimulus had passed she relapsed into her own deep thoughts. Chalmers rated it it was amazing. This, too, came druf. Likewise those who enjoy DeQuincey and Baudelaire will fail to appreciate this book as literature.

We 6o The Diary of a Drug Fiend belonged to eternity in some indefinable way ; and that infinite silence blossoms inscrutably into embrace.