Rush has ratings and 24 reviews. Jerome said: A compulsive read based on true life experiences of Kim Wozencraft where a Catholic girl becomes an und. Kim Wozencraft meant to spend her life putting drug pushers behind several years before the success of her autobiographical novel Rush would take her far. Kim Wozencraft`s Rush seems to be the first middle-class white girl junkie novel for the “thirtysomething“ generation. It`s full of meaningful.

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I couldn’t begin to explain. Another not-exact look at my adolescence, only I was on the outside of the drama i.

Kristen Cates, the undercover narc who is the wozendraft heroine of Wozencraft’s book is, as her father puts it in the infamous phrase, “free, white and 21” when she takes her partner and lover home for Christmas.

Kristen Cates has come a long way from Frankie Machine, the strung-out card dealer of Nelson Algren’s The Man With the Golden Arm, the granddaddy and perhaps still the best of the junkie genre.

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It’s full of meaningful brand names: They thought my job was honorable. There is a lot of sniffling and nodding and scuffling to get more dope. Kim rated it really liked it Feb 27, Stayed up all night to finish it. His name is Jim Raynor, older, cooler — “stout,” as they say in the narcotics business — and he wears nice clothes. Percodan, Preludin, Valium, Crank, Mexican Brown and that ubiquitous generic, methyl-benzoyl-ecognine — cocaine.


Kristen occasionally reflects on the moral gap here but not enough to slow her down much until she and Jim get in trouble for faking evidence in an arrest. I didn’t live the life in the book, just watched those around me do so.

I want this book now.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Kristen and Jim are anti-drug professionals, but they do an awful lot of recreational dope, enough, it seems, to support a couple of pharmaceutical companies and several farming villages in Pakistan and Colombia. No trivia or quizzes yet. They kept ikm lawn trimmed and paid their taxes.


The end was a serious downer, but it all worked. This is where I quit reading it. Jan 26, Christy rated it it was amazing. Jan 13, Sharon rated it liked it. She and Jim are charged with putting people in jail without due process of law.

Richard Zanuck, the producer of Driving Miss Daisy, bought Rrush at a two-day auction that he called a “feeding frenzy.

I wish the film had had the guts to make the ending of the movie as gritty, real and depressing as the end of this novel is. Jim Bowen rated it liked it Jun 15, This story is a winner for me! Dianna rated it liked it Mar 12, A profound read nonetheless and a mu A compulsive read based on true life experiences of Kim Wozencraft where a Catholic girl becomes an undercover narcotics cop and gets sucked into the life of a junkie.


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Prior to going to prison inMay 12, Sheila Borton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Both Kim and her partner were eventually convicted of Federal civil rights crimes for making false drug cases against a number of people in Tyler. The book is well written and the pace is fast, thrilling, and each page is printed with plenty of suspense.

They did not even send her to the police academy until later. Anyway, the book was about an undercover narcotics agent and some of the trials and tribulations she and her partner went through.

And it is told to the tune of late ’70s and early ’80s rock and country: This was really a good book for a debut.