Spoon-fed Addiction

Rated 4.36/5 based on 11 reviews
Spoon-fed Addiction is a psychological thriller novella driven by Adiran’s stream of consciousness rants. Adiran is a sarcastic, nihilistic, yet charismatic young man determined to descend into the darkness that surrounds him. A small time drug dealer by trade, he will give you an intimate view into his mind and life as the night unfolds on this catastrophic journey. More

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About Silvano Williams

Silvano Williams was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Houston, Texas during his teen years. There, he went to High School and College. Currently, he resides in Katy, Texas with his wife, two children, and an assortment of pets.

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PinkishHue MidnightBlue reviewed on on May 25, 2013

It started a little slow for me but because of its summary, I stayed with it. The synopsis alone made me want to see how the author delved into the mind of a person (fictional or not) who contemplated suicide and what eventually led to the attempt of it. I don’t want to give anything away and spoil it for you but it spoke volumes to me. It made me wonder what Adiran’s childhood was like for him to have such a bad outlook on life, people, and society. I have to admit that I have thought some of his thoughts at times in my life but never have they consumed me as they have consumed him. At some point, we all shared the thoughts and ramblings that this character made known.
But this story? This story seemed a bit choppy in some parts but nothing that detracted from the story the author is telling and it picks up its pace soon thereafter. The main character, Adiran, is indeed a tortured soul that does not believe in anything or anyone but himself and that is where his downfall begins. At certain times, I could feel and empathize with how he felt in his emotions and in the end, I felt his relief and I felt sad for him. But if there was one thing I could say about Adiran was that he was true to himself to the very end.
Again, I do not want to give more away than the author has already given.
I enjoyed the story. It is different which is something that I appreciate the most along with being able to relate to bits of it. I am in no way suicidal but as I said…we all share some of the thoughts that Adiran had.

The BEST part in my opinion was not being able to guess how it was going to end until I got to the end.

Great story!
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
Michael Flanagan reviewed on on April 5, 2013

I purchased this book on a whim and must admit I was not sold by the first chapter. But as soon as the narrative turned to that of the main character I nearly got whiplash as the story launched itself from the pages. This book may be only 114 pages but the author uses every page to maximum effect.

The story follows the last night of Adirans life and it is far from pretty and inspiring. A waster and low level drug user and abuser we follow him as his night spirals into a deluge of violence that makes no sense and has no purpose. You get such a great feeling of how out of control the events are that leads to his death. A book that resounds with me as I work in a place where I have to deal face to face with people whose way of life is violence.

I felt no sorrow for the Adiran as his life ebbed away but this book left me with was thinking about where our society is at and where it is heading.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Lauren Dootson reviewed on on Jan. 13, 2013

When I was asked to read this book, I wasn't sure how I would like it. I prefer to watch stories like this in movie form - but I enjoy mystery and suspense enough that I thought I'd give it a go. And I'm glad I did!

The only thing I didn't really like was knowing what was going to happen at the end. For me, it made it hard to read because I felt it took away from the suspense factor, but it wasn't so much that it deterred me away from the book. It was actually quite enjoyable if you like suspense. Read the blurb and you'll see what I mean.

That being said, I was wrong. It didn't exactly end how I thought it would. Seriously, I thought I had it all figured out about half way through, and it went a completely different direction. The writing was quite well, too, which was refreshing. Silvano Williams does a spectacular job painting Adiran's tormented thought process. It was also interesting reading about Adiran's opinions of people that he "worked" with. Silvano can also be very insightful - see quote:

"Love is like religion. Such a complex answer for an unneeded question. Who needs gods when there is the truth? All we need to do is open our minds and accept it."

All in all, it was a nice, fast read. If I had anything really to complain about, it would be that I would have enjoyed it being a bit longer!
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
RAVENSWOOD PUBLISHING reviewed on on Oct. 30, 2011


This book takes you on a journey through the last few moments of the really messed up life of Adiran. Adiran is a drug dealer that seems to stay high on acid most of the time. The story starts off with a journal entry by the one girl that seems to genuinely love him for himself.
The entire short story is written on a melancholy note in which Adiran seems to point out, in his own way, just how truly messed up the world is. The points he makes are even valid and really have the power to make you think.
The shame of course comes with his untimely death and the loss of a young man that seemed to have a truly remarkable, bright mind regardless of his many addictions.
The story was well-written and somewhat philosophical in nature, an interesting and intriguing read.
4.5 Ravens!
Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud / http://www.greatmindsliterarycommunity.moonfruit.com/
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
Hatchet Merderrer reviewed on on Aug. 15, 2011

Overall, I would give this book a 7 out of 10 rating. It does a great job of endearing the reader to the unsavory character of Adiran. The story is a new twist on the classic anti-hero, but without the usual "the ends justify the means" justification. One of the best aspects of this story is that it will surprise you by doing exactly what it promises and going exactly where it says it will.

Things about this book that I liked:

* With its 60-90 minute read time, first person perspective, and more or less real time events; this book feels similar to watching a movie.
* The author uses a lot of description to set the scene. Primarily through the use of indirect comparisons to cause the reader to draw metaphors without being told to.
* Great use of descriptive sections to slow down and speed up how quickly the scene moves. This really helps the reader get in the mind of the character. Of all the merits of this book and the author's skills, timing as whole is where Silvano Williams really shines.
* Generally speaking, the book is fast paced with plenty of character driven events. Once you get to the meat of the story, the pages really start to fly and it's difficult to pull away. Which brings me to...

Things about this book I didn't care for:

* More or less the first 60 pages. The author takes so long setting the scene that it effectively feels like a third of the book is an introduction. Most of it is filled with the quasi-anarchic and nihilistic views of Adiran, which are necessary to set the mood...the first time.
* Several times Adiran flashes back to various tragic memories. Some them are genuinely interesting and useful to setting the scene and the characters...others simply wouldn't be missed.
* A few of the transitions are rather rough (The entry to Scott's house is one of the bigger examples).

In conclusion, this book is definitely worth the read, and it is a amazing debut for Silvano Williams. I heartily recommend anyone to pick up this book for short and fast-paced read. I am also eager to see what Silvano produces next as he develops and matures as an author.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)
Brandi Streeval reviewed on on July 24, 2011

Spoon-fed Addiction is a transgressive fiction novella detailing the
last moments in the life of Adiran P. Battlefield, a young, seemingly
apathetic yet charismatic drug dealer. It is a story about love, loss,
revenge and pain, which takes the audience on a front seat ride through
the darkest places of the protagonist's mind. Allowing the reader a
glimpse into an almost familiar world, dreams soon become nightmares,
plans become failures and flawed perceptions of reality give way to
horrible consequences.
This is the story of Adiran's last night alive and the impact he had on those he left behind.

this book started off really slow at first and than it picked it's pace up, this was a very good book, but not my kind of book's that i usually read though, I Recommended this book to everyone, i give this book 4 stars, everyone go check this book out.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Susanna C. Mahoney reviewed on on June 29, 2011

This book is powerful action story; it is rated for 18 and above for a reason. It is for mature audiences. It is filled with graphic and raw emotions tricky language. This story was written by a poetic artist who pours out his gift in to a fast paced tale with words that stir the soul. The writing style is of a rhythmic realistic life description of a drug dealer and the conclusion of his actions towards himself and others. It describes the harsh choices of this character and the reality of what life could be depending upon his choices. This man-child loses his way and was led by dark forces to become discouraged and choose the path which could destroy his destiny and all he cherished, or to choose a different path. A powerful event fuels his rage and hurts him driving him to take actions that led to impulsive actions which may predict his future. It is filled with action and touching scenes. It expresses all boundaries of human emotions; this is an excellent teaching guide to help a lost teen find his way home again before he or she commits the unforgiving transgression and lives with the regret of it. A psychological thriller. This writer has the potential to be recognized as a remarkable author 5 stars; I recommend this book to the readers who can accept raw emotions and language to conclude with a very thoughtful powerful reality of life that went wrong. I put this one in my library.
(reviewed 81 days after purchase)
GoPassion Press reviewed on on June 22, 2011

I am a huge fan of “dear diary” type stories. When I first decided to take on this book review, I had read a few paragraphs of the story and started to dread it. What else could someone possibly say about the life of a drug deal who has obviously cracked? I put the Nook aside and decided to save it for another day.
Having said it before, I will always give a book my best shot. No matter how much it does not entertain me I will at least try especially when the author contacted me for a review. Once I finished up school for the summer, I decided to give it a go. I scanned back through the first chapter to refresh my memory.
I then sat up the whole night finishing the book.
Meet Adiran, messed up druggie extraordinaire. Typical, and yes, rather cliché. But how else can you describe the main character from a drug addicted novella? You wanted to love Adiran, but you hated him for messing up his life. You wanted him to be loved, to have love, and get out of this train wreck of a life he was living. You wanted to know he was going to clean up his life.
That doesn’t happen. There is no fairytale love story hidden within these pages. Instead, the pages are littered with drug use, drug deals, sex, crimes, and death. After death, there is revenge which does nothing more than create more death and an ending that leaves your ripping out your hair, screaming “I WANT MORE!” It can possibly end just like that. What happened to……
You will get sucked in. You will find yourself full of emotions and right when you think you have the story all figured out…………..it ends.
I am thrilled with the emotional roller coaster ride Silvano Williams took me on. Now I sit here, pounding away at the keyboard wondering….will there be more? When can I find out what happens to Adiran? Do the police catch up with him? Does he overdose? Spend the rest of his life in prison?
Or, maybe he falls in love while on the run and heads to Mexico….
Hey, a girl can dream (or in this case make up the ending to a story not written)
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
Tanya Contois reviewed on on June 19, 2011

Spoon-fed addiction told the story of Adirian's last day alive.It was dark and at times disturbing but worth taking the time to read.I thought it was a very true to life depiction of the life of a drug dealer.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Alba Solorzano reviewed on on May 5, 2011

What was life to me then? A big deception. What was a deception?
Deception was the worst misery I knew of. Right then, in the spiritual silence,
an unnamable feeling was eating at my soul and I allowed it to destroy the
life left in me.

First of all, I was soooo excited when I got a request from Silvano to review his book!!!he was actually the 2nd author to approach me himself to do this...so I practically jumped from happiness!!!and said YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OKAY!!!NOW!!I was reading it and was like!!~WTH!!!!!!!!!~ why did I say yes in the first place??!!! this book it's not my style at all!!!!!
I actually stopped reading it in the first pages of the fisrt chapter---Adiran's mind speaking-----and said I just take a break. Picked it up a few days later...and still I was just dragging my eyes...and MAKING myself read it...just because!
FINALLY!! after the whole 1st chapter was done!!~torture~
I started to get a handdle on it.
Adiran is completely and I don't know what else!! MAD!! with everything-everyone!! in the whole universe!!! and it's obvious he just doesn't want to keep on living.what's with politics anyways??!!uh??!!
I really got lost at times because of the change of thoughts or scenery so abrubt from Adiran, but hey...he was crazy...so what should I have expected from him?
-the tittle I loooove!!!
Adiran is lost...that's what I thought and think over and over when I remember reading this book!!
taking you to the dark and creepy places your own mind can take you to, Spoon Fed Addiction is not an easy nor fun read AT ALL! it's sad, raw and almost cruel!in a really sad depressing way.
Through Adiran I got to know how we're always trying to hide through a charade some times of our lives...but in the end...we're always afraid of something...one thing exactly---and that's
BEING ALONE---wich applies not having someone to love and to love you back...
I DO NOT RECOMMEND this book to kids under 15 at all!!!not because of the cruelty...or rawness of it...but simply because I don't think you'll get it...you really have to look deep in you to find a spott to like of Adiran...
and in the end...it's just that...
an addiction---of hatred of loneliness, of emptiness of madness of all the bad things a person goes through right before that person end's up his/her life...
LIFE'S HARD and SUCKS that's Adiran's whole thinking through out the book.
i don't know if I hated it or loved it or simply don't care---
but practically over the end...when we see with his pov...how he goes on and opens up for the first time to someone...you see that he simply is another one of us...and that he wasn't strong enough to face life ever again...after all the horrible things he does in the book~his last day~.

4/5---(took me too long to actually get into the thick plot of the book)
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Melissa Silva reviewed on on May 5, 2011

At first I honestly didn't think I was going to like it. It started off a bit slow for me but it soon picked up. It follows the mind of Adiran a young man that's trying to figure his life out. The only thing about it being in his POV was that the narration got long at times. His train of thought rambled on and didn't really seem to be going anywhere..... At First, but it all fit together in the end.The people he comes into contact with is what makes the story interesting and really brings his character to life.

Adiran is a drug dealer that throughout the whole story is high on something, if not acid then weed, which makes his perspective on life come into more focus. His encounters with his friends is highly entertaining, comedic, vulgar and exciting at times. A true meaning of everything and everyone is connected in some way. Adiran's life is pretty good until people who he doesn't know start bugging him for drugs and then when one of his friends gets killed.

His train of thought becomes twisted and at times distorted, the things he does to find out the truth and seek revenge on the ones who wronged him and his friends is extreme in an almost primal way. When Adiran makes the journey of finding and inflicting vengeance on the killer of one of his friends, it brings a lot of truths and unexpected outcomes to the surface.

Spoon-Fed Addiction is entertaining, raw, and defintely a ride if you're willing to entangle yourself into the mind of a twisted and confused soul. Definitely a novella that you have to keep your mind open to. A book in which you have to step back to take in the full story and truely appreciate what is being thought of throught the mind of Adiran, one of the best twisted stories I've read!

Check it out for yourself! Content is Adult, contains Vulgar Language and drugs.

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
Brenda Alldredge reviewed on on April 17, 2011
(no rating)
Spoon Fed Addiction is a dark and disturbing tale. As someone from an entirely different world, it was hard for me to relate. However, I found myself caught up in the young man's feelings and disappointments as the story progressed. I sorrow for someone in such a life and death.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

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