The Tacoma Pill Junkies


      The Tacoma Pill Junkies
When Courtney Taylor, a 23 year old clothing store manager and single mother, is mugged at gunpoint by a man who resembles a rodent, she loses self esteem, an uncashed paycheck and her driver s license Shortly thereafter, Reno Walch, a custodian and drug user, discovers Courtney s license on a bus ride to work and seeks to return the wayward object Meanwhile Reno s cohorts, a trio of pharmaceutical addicts, are making a fortune on ill gotten prescription OxyContin while consuming as many pills as possible in between Fixated on their own personal goals, nobody notices the major media outlets reporting the acts of a killer running rampant through the nighttime streets of Tacoma.The Tacoma Pill Junkies by Joshua Swainston follows the lives of working class twenty something pill addicts as they find out what trouble success can bring Behind it all, there is a series of murders involving a particular subsection of an under appreciated work force. Free Read The Tacoma Pill Junkies [ Author ] Joshua Swainston [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Paperback
  • 245 pages
  • The Tacoma Pill Junkies
  • Joshua Swainston
  • English
  • 07 June 2018
  • 1475080700

10 thoughts on “ The Tacoma Pill Junkies

  1. says:

    Knowing the Tacoma area will definitely enhance the experience of this book for the reader Living in Tacoma, I thought the book was a stunning, if grim, portrayal of the city The story ismultilayered and complex than you would expect of a crime novel, with credible storylines...

  2. says:

    The book is about the drug crime scene in Tacoma I had to take some time to reflect what I think of the book It has a lot of originality that I appreciated My main problem is that I didn t really get so much into characters, to me they were pretty much just names I would say the only one that was really interesting was Val And I think in a book like this characters and connecting with them is pretty important The story itself starts a bit slow but then it starts acceleration and the second The book is about the drug crime scene in Tacoma I had to take some time to reflect what I think of the book It has a lot of originality that I appreciated My main problem is that I didn t really get so much into characters, to me they were pretty much just names I would say the only one that was really interesting was Val And I think in a book like this characters and connecting with them is pretty important The story itself starts a bit slow but then it starts acceleration and the second half sure has a lot happening Things that I didn t expect at all And for the most part it really kept me on turning pages The outcome was really weird Now, I still am trying to figure out if it is a good thing or a bad thing I usually like it when I am surprised by the ending but in this case I wasn t even sure how such a bizarre explanation fits into this book I definitely did like it though and would recommend it for a read Maybe people from Tacoma will appreciate it eventhan I do as...

  3. says:

    I can see how Tacoma gentrification lovers would frown on the myth this book creates in taking our city and keeping it mired in the grit and shady nature that truly is at its core However, the grit is why I love Tacoma This was a fun read illustrating a crime scene surrounding the jumpy nature of pill junkies I did get a little weary of the constant music and song references backing up all of the settings and the ending seemed like a quick wrap up session to the book However, the soothsayi I can see how Tacoma gentrification lovers would frown on the myth this book creates in taking our city and keeping it mired in the grit and shady nature that truly is at its core However, the grit is why I love Tacoma This was a fun read illustrating a crime scene surrounding the jumpy nature of pill junkies I did get a little weary o...

  4. says:

    It has been speculated that people can sense their own kind Gays have Gaydar Former prison inmates share a hardened exterior Soldiers have the thousand yard stare Drug users can spot other drug users for what they really are Maybe it was a pheromone exuded by a struggling serotonin gland Maybe it was a Sherlock Holmes deduction based on the observation of burned finger tips, bloodshot eyes and scratch marks around the base of the nose All one has to do is look with the right set of eye It has been speculated that people can sense their own kind Gays have Gaydar Former prison inmates share a hardened exterior Soldiers have the thousand yard stare Drug users can spot other drug users for what they really are Maybe it was a pheromone exuded by a struggling serotonin gland Maybe it was a Sherlock Holmes deduction based on the observation of burned finger tips, bloodshot eyes and scratch marks around the base of the nose All one has to do is look with the right set of eyes I m not sure how I feel about this book I had to think about it, for days after I finished, and so that probably means it s brilliant Swaggering as best he could, he clustered up with a group of guys shooting pool No one said anything directly to him, though it seemed as if no one said anything directly to anyone Most of the conversation seemed to be blanket negation of the situation Statements such as, F , I m bored This town is dead Never anything to do around here What I ...

  5. says:

    Set in the familiar local landscape of the South Puget Sound, Swainston s debut novel takes you into the minimum wage lives and mall shrine existence of a cast of disaffected young adults who turn to pills to cope with a world that offers little real promise for fulfillment or advancement Darkly comic characters including a couple of memorable mall cops populate a novel t...

  6. says:

    This was a fun read It is structured really well, with several characters with intertwining stories A definite twist here and there so you are pleasantly surprised

  7. says:

    Originally published at by Timothy Thomas McNeely.There is a debate carried on throughout The Tacoma Pill Junkies, the new release from Tacoma author Joshua Swainston, regarding the best drug movie, and to a lesser extent, the best drug literature It may well be debate that decides whether or not you like this novel The pill junkies of the book s title argue variously for many movies, but they come down on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Big Lebo Originally published at by Timothy Thomas McNeely.There is a debate carried on throughout The Tacoma Pill Junkies, the new release from Tacoma author Joshua Swainston, regarding the best drug movie, and to a lesser extent, the best drug literature It may well be debate that decides whether or not you like this novel The pill junkies of the book s title argue variously for many movies, but they come down on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Big Lebowski, and Trainspotting as the strongest contenders Swainston s story draws relatively equal parts from all of them, all with an addict s obsessive compulsive need to keep the high going.Reading The Tacoma Pill Junkies can be a bit like a trip, I suppose The book has incredibly short, staccato chapters, compensating for whatever ADD or ADHD may need service in the reader it catalogs, in gr...

  8. says:

    As clearly suggested by the title, the book is about a bunch of dealers and addicts who go about their business in Tacoma, Washington It s about a corrupt cop and a couple of semi competent rent a cops, a strange and irritating Rat Boy, a trio of dealers who are not exactly bad guys but should be doing anything but what they re doing And it s about Reno, a janitor at the mall, and Courtney, a single mother who manages a boutique These would be lovers stumble into one another and find refuge As clearly suggested by the title, the book is about a bunch of dealers an...

  9. says:

    Swainston has a lot of potential as a writer However, the characters fell flat for me Courtney was a stereotyped single mother working at the mall If I did the math correctly, she had the child when she was still a teenager Reno reminds of an actual person I know in Tacoma, but this would have been from the mid 90s If I could rate the book for quality of sentences, I would give it a five The author really nailed it with sentences like this This told Ben that most heavy users, dealers, pu Swainston has a lot of potential as a writer However, the characters fell flat for me Courtney was a stereotyped single mother working at the mall If I did the math correctly, she had the child when she was still a teenager Reno reminds of an actual person I know in Tacoma, but this would have been from the mid 90s If I could rate the book for quality of sentences, I would give it a five The author really nailed it with sentences like this This told Ben that most heavy users, dealers, pushers and addicts, not much was worth doing after the drug Pottery class was just another thing to do until it became time toor sellI lived in Tacoma for 28 years so...

  10. says:

    I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.The story would have beeneffective as a short story as I felt the characters were underdeveloped I felt that especially Reno and Courtney neededwork Swa...

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