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BOOKSHOTS: Hello MaryJane

The Marijuana Chronicles - Jonathan Santlofer

Title:

 

The Marijuana Chronicles 

 

Who wrote it?

 

Edited by best-selling crime novelist and artist Jonathan Santlofer

 

Plot in a Box:

 

A themed anthology about the good ole whacky tabaccy.

 

Invent a new title for this book:

 

The I Can't Believe It's The 21st Century and This Shit is Still (Mostly) Illegal Chronicles

 

Read this if you liked:

 

The Cocaine Chronicles edited By Jervey Tervalon and Gary Phillips, Claire DeWitt and The City of the Dead by Sara Gran (I was actually a little surprised Gran wasn't in this collection. But then again, there weren't that many West Coast writers, which is a minor kerfuffle  I'll address a little bit down the line),Piggyback by Tom Pitts.

 

Meet the book’s lead:

 

A big old NOT APPLICABLE on this one, gang. It's an anthology, so there's too many characters and stories to narrow down a “Lead”.

 

Said lead would be portrayed in a movie by:

 

Same as above.

 

Setting: Would you want to live there?

 

The stories take place all over the world, so, yes to some, no to others.

 

What Was Your Favorite Sentence?

 

When I got loosely acclimated to marijuana, I realized it just put me to sleep and I was more interested in climbing the walls. I gave up the ganja.

- “Cannibal Sativa” By Dean Haspiel

 

The Verdict:

 

Read the rest of Keith Rawson's review here.