Books Non-Fiction Reviews

Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas de Quincey

December 30, 2018

I still lack any idea what this book entailed, nor can I accurately describe it. Simply because it was chaos. Complete and utter chaos. Though I'm not entirely sure what I expected from self professed Opium induced musings. De Quincey spent most of his life addicted to Opium and its derivatives and intended to chronicle his time on the drug. It's interesting when you consider that but to try and read it. I'd get through about 10 pages every half hour...which is snails pace for me. I'd read it on the train down to Doncaster and back quite often and find myself fighting back yawns...

I'm glad I've read this...mainly because it's another book off the University reading list but I wouldn't recommend it unless you enjoy a challenge. A challenge like completing a rubix cube with your toes...


Name: Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Author: Thomas de Quincey

Publisher: Vintage

Pages: 127

ISBN:  978-0-099-52859-3

Rating: 2/5

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Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

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