Nelson Algren's devastating of that savage, subterranean world go gamblers, junkies, alcoholics, prostitutes, thieves, and degenerates remains unsurpassed as an authentic portrait of human depravity. Only a master like Algren could create such a passionate and dramatic novel of so daring a theme as a man's struggle against dope addiction.
Frances Hartmann @abel.donnelly_171
December 14, 2020
I might well have ridiculed this novel at 20, when I was unconquerable, infinite, the world my oyster.