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I read this book in the original Norwegian 1982 release recommended and lent me by an acuaintance It is falling apart The fragrance of 1982 release recommended and lent me by an acuaintance It is falling apart The fragrance of disintegrating glue had the aroma that book lovers get high on This book is about other harmful highs I had no idea that it was such a thing until I looked it up on goodreads Although the events described here are 40 years old this book is still available in printHaving now read it I understand why It s a rather uniue account of the young German drug addict Christiane How she got into drugs by hanging with the wrong crowd that just happened to be her friends How she went from maruijana to LSD to heroin How she became a child prostitute to fund her habit How she tried to get herself out of the addiction to no avail Christiane s friends are in th I had to prepare a presentation on Bydlowska s Drunk Mom in my creative non fiction course and this book titled Station Zoo in English was mentioned by the author I was curious about it since growing up in Berlin I ept hearing it mentioned yet I never A Silent Ocean Away: Colette's Dominion knew what it was really aboutWhatever somebody could have told me about it would not have been enough to caution me on the journey I was about to embark uponThe book resonated with me on a very personal note because part of Christiane F s story took place in Gropiusstadt a neighbourhood in the district of Neuk lln in Berlin my old neighbourhood I was born in the hospital just 3m from my old apartment house from my bedroom window I could see the roof of one hospital wingWhenever the narrator mentioned a
Place In Berlin Especially In My Old in Berlin especially in my old I The Magic Question knew exactly where she referring to It gave me an odd sense of nostalgia but also brought back a lot of the same frustration Christane F talks aboutIt reminded me of the endless rules and regulations that made living in Berlin almost unbearable I don t mean rulesids have to follow so that they don t get run over by a car or accidentally put themselves in harm s way I mean rules that were applied to the playground such as the one just downstairs from my apartment The rules were listed as follows no playing between 1pm 4pm a helmet must be worn at all times no running no yelling no dogs no bikes no roller skates no climbing no swinging on the swings too high It was extremely hypocritical since we found tons of cigarette butts in the sand along with cat shit young adults were screaming and laughing until well past midnight and A Writer's Reference with Writing about Literature with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates kids were sexually assaulted or having their first sodomizing experience in the bushes that bordered the playgroundI understand the narrator s point that it certainly felt likeids were viewed as the problem even though they were the victims and just looking for a place to belongThat was exactly what she was trying to do try and find a place where she felt accepted and belongedThe narrator also went to the same school I went A school that prided themselves of being one of a ind yet it failed to properly educate their students A mentality of competing of being better than everybody else was nurturedIt was no surprise to see some of my classmates showing up for Latin class smelling like booze and meeting friends of friends that were so high all they could do was shout moonface at everyoneThe pressure got too much and all teachers and other grown ups could do was tell them that once they get into the real world they are just a number they should have it better than the previous generation It is almost hilarious to see how they blindly they spoke and actedDuring my research I came across a few newspaper articles that reported on the resi. This book is a modern classic finally available in English again in a new translation for a new generation of readers This is a chronicle of Christiane’s life as she and other teenagers from West Berlin experienced it in the late 1970s Her rapid descent into heroin abuse and prostitution is. Fe is heart wrenching and at several moments very frustrating Despite the time gap it is set in 1970 s Berlin Christiane F is very descriptive of all the things going on around her and influencing her I might never visit Germany but I can most definitely picture zoo station her schools and the different housing Station her schools and the different housing she lived in At times I was drawn in and dragged around Christiane s ups and downs I understood her need to feel I was drawn in and dragged around Christiane s ups and downs I understood her need to feel in school to be part of a group but I could not and still can t understand her fascination with local drug addicts The lure and awe she describes having when she sees in the older ids at school is understandable to a certain extent with a home life that is less than desirable her father has huge anger issues and is very abusive to his wife and two children I wouldn t want to go home either Christiane F s voice is raw it doesn t apologize or try to make excuses for her turn to her drug addiction she s honest and blunt and she doesn t hide anything from readers which at times is difficult The translation makes it a little hard to get through at times but you can see who she is nonetheless Her battle with heroine addiction is exhausting taking the reader on a roller coaster of ups and downs relapses and getting into the mind of someone who really does need constant help to avoid addiction but can t seem to find it in a place where there is no help for minors makes you feel desperate for her to find some sort of salvationIf you have a friend or family member who has a drug addiction problem this is a good book to read It gives you the ability to see and understand what might be going through their mind while they are going through withdraw relapses and attempting to go to rehab It might even help you open up a honest dialogue and finding a resolution I m glad I read this book it helped open my eyes to another world and I think I m better for it We Children from train station Zoo were children hooked on heroine in West Berlin during the 70s They used to mingle on the Zoo station to sell sex to buy heroine This book is based on a true story of 14 years old Christine F prostitute and a junkie As ids my friends and I were dealing this book like a drug It was shocking and spectacular as Christine didn t tell us imitating Mr Mackey from South Park Don t use drugs drugs are bad mmm ay but she really poured things like they were brutal real and scary It s not really right thing to say that this book maybe saved some lives or that it made few people addicted to drugs as I don t now that but I can definitely say that I loved it Generations of us loved it It was a window to a different world as in that time I didn t realize that Christine s world is all around Not maybe as dark and cruel like hers but all around yes But that realization came with growing up What I learned from this book How to shoot dope Also that 1 seeing David Bowie live 2 in Berlin in the late 1970 s 3 while high on dope is the ultimate trifecta and would have been my really really awesome dream come true In contrast by the time I saw David Bowie live and than middle aged it was 1 in the Midwestern United States 2 while in college 3 sober So so wrong I read Christiane F when I was 11 or 12 years old I wanted to grow up and be like her I thought it sounded very self destructive very
Ugly Very Much A very much a and dirty therefore genuine therefore romantic sort of existence for someone as unnecessary to the world as I I tried I failed I lived At least 20 punk rock ids I ran around and grew up with as a teenager tried too They succeeded They died. E story of a teenage girl trying to find herself and her place in the world Originally published in Germany in 1979 the book was a runaway bestseller and was made into a popular movie in 1981 also named “Christiane F” with a soundtrack by David Bowie one of Christiane’s favorite musicia. Dents of Gropiusstadt still harbouring sour feelings
about Christiane F s book giving the neighbourhood a bad reputation It is curious that Station Zoo Christiane F s book giving the neighbourhood a bad reputation It is curious that Station Zoo part of the German literature curriculum in high schools throughout Germany except the schools belonging to the Gropiusstadt school districtOverall I sympathized with the narrator s struggles made me extremely thankful for life I have now I only wish I had read it sooner I would definitely recommend it to everyone although I have yet to find an English copyElliotScribbles Living in Rudow and commuting to work through Gropiusstadt it struck me that I should now the memoir that the neighbourhoods are famous for The book put together from interviews with Christiane F a teenaged heroin addict her mother and authorities working to fight drug use in West Berlin in the 1970s follows Christiane from her early childhood when she was abused by her father who was an alcoholic to her teenage years when desperately hoping for acceptance and love she sank deeper and deeper into the club scene around the Ku damm with all the associated drug problems By the time Christiane figured out that addiction doesn t make you cool she was hooked selling herself for 40 marks a go at the Bahnhof Zoo to maintain her habit Christiane doesn t romanticize or preach which distinguishes this book from others of its ind but lets her experiences serve as a warning in themselves Though I found it impossible to sympathise with her I found the book completely riveting I think this is becoming a classic nowadaysIt has an important message that all teenagers should hear and that is DRUGS ARE BAD FOR YOUIt s just written in a style that I don t like and at some parts I found it disgusting but I guess it couldn t been written any other wayAnyways there aren t many things that should be guess it couldn t been written any other wayAnyways there aren t many things that should be about this book except that you SHOULD read it The last time I read this book I was probably 15 years old and very much impressed by the protagonists story and not to get me wrong I was shocked by her experiences Meanwhile 15 years older I just had to reread this classic from my youth and was still moved by it In my opinion everyone should read it at least once Harsh compelling brutally honest The true story of a young girl addicted to heroin in the 70 s Love books that grant me a glimpse into a completely different world Read this The most impressive book I ve read before I was twenty years old My parents made me read it whe I was 13 or 14 years old and it made a VERY deep impression on me It is the story of an ordinary old and it made a VERY deep impression on me It is the story of an ordinary that ends up due to circumstances in a group of friends who smoke pot and are drinking After a while of sticking to these two she slips further and further down Especially the nearly clinical description of her life and the things that happen has always stayed with me Since then I ve always been afraid to try drugs I do not like it when I lose control of myself to be dependent on somethingThis book has certainly made sure I never even have been around drugs in any form whatsoever So as a warning it has worked very well for METhis book an oldie about taped together is going to be read by my son when he ll be old enough Hopefully it ll make a terrible impression on him too Having never read a book about any type of addiction before I have to say this book was pretty hard to read but in a good way At times Christiane F s story feels like a train wreck I didn t want to watch but I couldn t tear my eyes awayI should start off saying that the fact that this story this girls life is influenced by drugs so early in li. Shocking but the boredom the longing for acceptance the thrilling risks and even the musical obsessions that fill out the rest of Christiane’s existence will be familiar to every reader This enduring portrait of Christiane’s struggle is not just her battle with heroin addiction it’s th.