Requiem for a Dream

Recommended by Darren Aronofsky, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #23 in Drugs, Ranked #24 in Addictionsee more rankings.

In Coney Island, Brooklyn, Sarah Goldfarb, a lonely widow, wants nothing more than to lose weight and appear on a television game show. She becomes addicted to diet pills in her obsessive quest, while her junkie son, Harry, along with his girlfriend, Marion, and his best friend, Tyrone, have devised an illicit shortcut to wealth and leisure by scoring a pound of uncut heroin. Entranced by the gleaming visions of their futures, these four convince themselves that unexpected setbacks are only temporary. Even as their lives slowly deteriorate around them, they cling to their delusions and become... more

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Darren Aronofsky [I made this book] into a film and even [got] pretty close to [the author] as a dear friend. (Source)

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