The Tacoma Pill Junkies

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  • Paperback
  • 245 pages
  • The Tacoma Pill Junkies
  • Joshua Swainston
  • English
  • 17 February 2017
  • 1475080700

About the Author: Joshua Swainston

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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.

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10 thoughts on “The Tacoma Pill Junkies

  1. Cameron Kobes 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 c...

  2. Scott 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 w...

  3. M. Cain Harrison 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 ca...

  4. Titus Burley 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 that includes a serial killer and syrupy elevator Muzak as atmospheric backdrop Will the Alaskan gold strike effects of 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 that includes a serial killer and syrupy elevator Muzak as atmospheric backdrop Will the...

  5. Debbie Olson 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

  6. Post Defiance 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 great detail, the various quirks of each character, the dingiest details of its Tacoma exteriors, and of course every way in which to get high off of pills Th...

  7. Alec Clayton 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 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 with one another and they stumble into some very unsavory happenings As the lives of these characters play out something large and disturbing is going down in Tacoma There s a serial killer on the loose and he s targeting, of all people, janitors in local institutions...

  8. Alison Whiteman 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...

  9. Girl Well Read 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 Swainston took...

  10. Allan says:

    This is a damn fine first novel or second or third for that matter Swainston writes with authority he knows character development and setting, something which many novelists don t seem to care about He nails Tacoma a west coast pulp mill town with it s mill rats and its smell of money I can really visualise the characters in T.P.J., the drugs might have changed over the years but not the life styles of the poor and infamous Some of the best fiction nowadays is in the crime detective fi This is a damn fine first novel or second or third for that matter Swainston writes with authority he knows character development and setting, something which many novelists don t seem to care about He nails Tacoma a west coast pulp mill town with it s mill rats and its smell of money I can really visualise the characters in T.P.J., the drugs might have changed over the years but not the life styles of the poor and infamous Some of the best fiction now...