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The Dangerous Angel

PCP: The Dangerous Angel
Snyder, Ed.

Submitter: I have seen many books in this series. My local library has 8 copies in its system. They were a great choice for a library back in 1985. 30 years later, I think we all got our money’s worth out of them. It’s time to move on to updated books.

Holly: We’ve featured several books in this series over the years. They were awful then, and they’re awful now. Weed and replace!

Drugs Are Bad, ‘MKay?

Just Say No to Drugs

The Devil Made Me Do It

Chasing the Dragon

One Pill Makes You Larger…

My Brain! My Brain!

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12 Responses to The Dangerous Angel

  • WEEDed drug books-oh the irony.

  • I’m somewhat backward, but is drug use the main event in the movie “Straight out of Compton”? The town is mentioned on page 48 above. I’ve heard of the movie, but never read anything about it….

    • Drug use does not feature heavily in the film Straight Outta Compton, and it’s definitely not the main event. It’s about the group N.W.A., what became of those group members (Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, for example) and about their influence on the music industry/ pop culture. Also, drug use is not necessarily a main theme in the group’s music. Definitely a topic, but not a main “theme.” Here are some links to give background information both on the movie and the group’s music:


      I know this comment doesn’t have much to do with the intended thread (about a bad 1980s library book), but I really enjoyed the film in question, and as a librarian didn’t want to let a good question go unanswered. Hope this helped. TQ-D

  • What is this, Just Say No to Drugs Month?

  • Latawnya the Naughty Horse Learns to Say “No” to Drugs is the best book EVER on the perils of “smoking drugs” and
    “drinking alcohol”! Thanks to that book, I am no longer a horse. 🙂

  • Who else expected this to be a book about the Weeping Angel from Dr. Who?

    • I did, and I haven’t seen anything newer than Sylvester McCoy.

    • My best weeping angel is the one in the beautiful but depressing Bruce Cockburn song, “Pacing the Cage” —
      “Sunset is an angel weeping, holding out her bloody sword/
      No matter how I squint, I cannot/
      Make out what it’s pointing toward/
      Sometimes you feel like you live too long/
      Days drip slowly on the page/
      You catch yourself/
      Pacing the cage.”

    • I was just about to make a “Don’t blink” joke.

  • I’m pretty sure Compton’s decline had more to do with poverty, white-flight, desegregation of the schools, and the crack-cocaine epidemic then it did with PCP. But I’m not an expert.

  • Anything that has the word “timely” on the front or back cover should be weeded after 10 years, maximum.