REWRITTEN, RE-FORMATED, REVISED, RE-EDITED, AND REPUBLISHED FOR 2015. Black Tar is a purpose driven, startling, eye-opening account of heroin addition. It is an auto-biographical look at the use of heroin and the toll it takes on the addict and his surroundings. It is written from an addict's perspective and details the day to day existence of one junkie as he lives from fix to fix and watches as his life spirals out of control. From alcohol, pills and cocaine to heroin. His attempts to free himself and live a sober life are always half hearted at best and so his mounting drug use destroys his life, his job and any hope he might have of enjoying a family. As the years pass heroin addiction forces him to live hand to mouth, always one step away from being unemployed and living on the streets as an addicted vagrant. In this smack tinted world the extremes are overdose and withdrawal and our leading man suffers through his share of both. In the end he finds himself dangling between the fix that will kill him and the sober life he so desperately needs.
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Stephen Crockett has been writing for publication since 2001 when he published the Bible based "The Prophet Code." He followed that with "Precessional Architecture" (2004), "Of Gods and Dogs" (2006) and Bible Prophecy in 2008. Since then Stephen has actively pursued a series of truth-based fiction novels that are drawn from his North Carolina surroundings. These include the psychological horror "The Dark Man" (2010), "The Devil's Farm" (2011) and the autobiographical "Black Tar" in 2012. Stephen published a series of short stories entitled "Twisted Tales from a Wicked Mind" in January of 2013. "Devil's Kin" was published in July of 2013. A second collection of short-stories entitled "Skeleton Keys was published in 2014 as was Ocular: The Haunting of Peacock Hill. All of Stephen's works are available on Amazon and the author can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.Review:
"Books do not always spark my attention. This one did. And as I, too, struggle with addiction I can relate to much of what is explained in this book. Crockett couldn't explain the emotions any better, or the depressing events any clearer. This is much like any story of an addict with a few different twists. I love the ending, because usually they don't end with living to tell the story. I only ended the book with a want for more, but only to realize, that's it. And there is no more to tell." (Stephanee)
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