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Hammered: Memoir of an Addict

Hammered: Memoir of an Addict [Kindle Edition]

G.N. Braun
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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G.N. Braun led a life of addiction and slow decay. Drugs, crime and ennui pervaded every part of his day-to-day alienation. He dragged his way out of the pit without resorting to God or alcohol or any of the other crutches people commonly use. Here is his story. Pray your children don’t make the same mistakes...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 462 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: LegumeMan Books (11 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007F2851W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,857 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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G.N. Braun is an Australian writer raised in Melbourne's gritty Western Suburbs.
He is a trained nurse, and holds a Cert. IV in Professional Writing and Editing, as well as a Dip. Arts (Professional Writing and Editing).
At graduation, Braun was awarded 'Vocational Student of the Year' and '2012 Student of the Year' by his college.
He writes fiction across various genres, and is the author of many published short stories. He has had numerous articles published in newspapers, both regional and metroplitan. He is the past president of the Australian Horror Writers Association (2011-2013), as well as the past director of the Australian Shadows Awards. He is an editor and columnist for UK site This is Horror, and the guest editor for Midnight Echo #9.
His memoir, Hammered, was released in early 2012 by Legumeman Books and has been extensively reviewed.
He is the owner of Cohesion Editing and Proofreading, and has now opened a publishing house, Cohesion Press.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Damned with Faint Praise 7 Oct 2012
By kindler
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I agree with previous reviewer Miss Suzanne Mann - this book is well-written and it does not include the standard cliches and tricks to evoke sympthy. It isn't sentimental in the least. It is a fairly factual chronological true account of one man's drug addition and where it led him. The author accepts full responsibility for his drug problem and reflects upon and draws from his experiences honestly.

It is written in a fairly basic, sparse format - you see strings of names but none of them stick in your mind as they aren't described much, other than the author's girlfriend. I suppose this is intentional or at least accurate, as he does seem to have met a great many people through his life and as a result of his drug habit(s), but many of them are just passers-by, not major characters in the story of his life. They're part of a chapter in his life and in the book, and then they're gone. Such is the life of an addict.

One thing I did particularly enjoy, as Brit, was the probably-unintentional inclusion of some quality Aussie lingo. If you've ever impersonated a character on Neighbours, you too may enjoy this. It's refreshing to see a drug story based in Australia as the ones I have read previously have been in America or Britain, possibly one in Europe. The cultural contrasts are evident and it all seems rather pleasant and friendly, even despite the lying in a pool of mystery fluid at the beginning and the threats of violence at one point in the middle. In fact, it's the police that come across as really nasty, but then I suppose that would be the case, as the book is written by the criminal in that situation.

I can't really criticise this book at all - I have nothing particularly bad to say about it. It didn't annoy me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard hitting, well written 5 Mar 2013
This wasn't easy to read for me.
I spend twelve years of my live life swallowing, snorting and shooting up every drug known to man and after getting declared clinically dead three times and more than a couple of stints in rehab, the best I've managed for the next seven years was substituting most of the drugs with booze and a lot of amphetamines, for I didn't really like being drunk. I'm sober for two years.
Now that's just to say that I can tell bullocks from the real thing. G.N.Brown's "Hammered" is real. Real, unflinching and brutally honest. And it puts most book on the subject to shame by being excellently written. It's pretty much the only book you need on the subject. But beware: if you put it on your Kindle, other books may desert, ashamed for being just a paperweight. Better get the paperback and put it up next to the memoirs of Iceberg Slim and Edward Bunker. Yes, it is that good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A story of addiction 10 Feb 2014
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A good read repetitive at times but I suppose addiction can be.The rollercoaster of emotions that must have accompanied this journey seems to on the whole to be strangely missing,but again through addiction maybe emotions are missing,and maybe that's the authors intention.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting read 6 Feb 2014
By sjoyjoy
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I found this book very interesting, It is a real insight into the mind of an addict but light hearted in places at the same time as the author has a way of making it all seem a lot less serious than it actually was!! A must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read 24 Jun 2013
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Read this book now. I would deffo recommend everyone to read it. Took me all of 5 days from start to finish.
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