The Seductive Pink Crystal

Non-Fiction - Social Issues
134 Pages
Reviewed on 01/07/2020
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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

The Seductive Pink Crystal by Isaac Alexis M.D. is a very informative, nonfiction book that explores the dangers and perils of an addictive substance. Written by a medical specialist, the book explores the factors that lead to and sustain addiction, looks at the journey towards healing, and what it takes to resist the seduction of substances like pink crystal. This is a wonderful book and it has many merits. First, the author introduces readers to a deadly substance, pink crystal, and moves on to demonstrate its effects on human life. Crystals go back to the ancient time of the Egyptians who even buried their dead with some quartz on their forehead. They have been found in many different cultures and civilizations, including the ancient Greeks, Indians, and many others, and they have been thought to have special powers. In this book, the author looks at a crystal that is not benign to humanity or to life: “it is detrimental and is known as the Pink Crystal.”

The author shares the story of his cousin, Susan, and her addiction to pink crystal, an addiction of someone who had $300+ a day and continuously stole from her aunt. Her story is beautifully written in this book (together with the stories of other interesting characters), explaining the effects of crack on her life and how she became promiscuous, eventually leading to unwanted pregnancies and to death. Isaac Alexis writes in the first person narrative and explores interesting stories from childhood and professional practice. The narrative aspect of the book makes it real and enjoyable, featuring characters that readers will want to follow. I wanted to know what happens to characters like Derrick who continuously scratched his foot to the point that it bled. The Seductive Pink Crystal explores themes of parenting, addiction, family, and freedom. It is intelligently written, highly informative, and downright entertaining. Isaac Alexis shares valuable information about pink crystal through the art of storytelling.

K.C. Finn

The Seductive Pink Crystal is a work of non-fiction focusing on social issues concerning addiction and its many ongoing shockwaves and after-effects and was penned by author Isaac Alexis, MD. In this highly informative, narrative style work of factual information, Isaac Alexis draws from his considerable experience in the medical field working with patients experiencing addiction and trauma, and provides real-world examples of the terrible effects that addiction can have on them. These include the tale of his cousin Susan, addicted to the titular Pink Crystal, leading her into a life of theft, unwanted pregnancies, and eventually her death.

Having read some of author Isaac Alexis’s other works recently, the same stark and emotively raw narrative is at play here, which is both highly shocking and highly effective in this type of cautionary tale. The narrative storytelling style of this type of non-fiction is highly effective because it draws us into the lives of the ‘characters’ of the piece, but then starkly reminds us that these are real people and that addiction is a devastatingly real part of so many people’s lives. This is quite an extensive collection of memories and advice, many of which I believe would be very useful when discussed in rehab and support groups for those looking to understand their own addictions and move away from their terrible repercussions. Overall, The Seductive Pink Crystal is a highly recommended read for those suffering from such addictions, but also for those in a position to support and help them as well.

Christian Sia

The Seductive Pink Crystal by Isaac Alexis is a meld of nonfiction narrative and self-help that allows the reader to navigate the dangerous terrain of pink crystal addiction, with stories from his personal life, featuring characters like Susan who suffered enormously because of her addiction and her ultimate demise and many other characters as well. While providing background on crystals — gems that have existed in several civilizations and have been used for different purposes — the author speaks specifically about the pink crystal, its lure, and the dangers it poses.

Told in a clear and captivating voice, The Seductive Pink Crystal is a suitable book for all readers and those who struggle with addiction. Readers are plunged into the world in which the author grew up. The writing is filled with social commentaries and stories that revolve around the principal theme, from dynamics in school to social behaviors. Written specifically for young readers, this book contains the information that everyone needs to know about Pink Crystal, factors that easily lead to addiction, the effects, and how to get gain freedom from it. Isaac Alexis brings into his writing both his personal experiences and his extensive knowledge. The voice is powerful and empathetic and it is easy to stay connected with the author’s ideas and characters. The writing is great and the author has a unique style of conveying his message. This is a thought-provoking book with a lot of fresh and life-changing ideas. It is the best tool to create a strong awareness of the dangers of pink crystal.

Rabia Tanveer

The Seductive Pink Crystal by Isaac Alexis is a phenomenal book about addictive substances and how they can ruin anyone’s life if not careful. The story follows Susan as she battles her addiction to pink crystal. Getting addicted to the substance was easy, but sustaining it was taking a toll on her mind and body. She tries to get the maximum pink crystal from her own money, but when she can’t, she steals money from her relatives. But it has a bigger impact on her life than she thought. Her life spiraled out of her control and she is desperate for her next fix. Is there something that she can do to save herself? Does she even have the mental clarity to protect herself from the dangers of pink crystal? Does she even have a chance to survive at this point?

Written in a very professional yet refreshing manner, Susan’s story brings some very important facts about addictive substances to light. While we all know addictive substances are bad, reading about someone’s experiences makes it even more harrowing. The author, Isaac Alexis, ensures that Susan’s story is interesting enough to keep the reader engaged. Her story became personal for me. I was invested in her and I wanted to know how she was going to survive this ordeal. The narrative is smooth and the pace is perfect for the story. The author builds the story from the very beginning and ensures that you get up close and personal with the characters. He makes you want to know more, he makes you crave it. You will want to know what happens next to other characters, what Susan is going to do about her life and if she is going to survive. This is a very informative book, one that is a must-read for people who are trying to help someone out of a similar ordeal or trying to stay sober.

Ruffina Oserio

The Seductive Pink Crystal by Isaac Alexis M.D. is a nonfiction book in two informative chapters. It starts with the painful experience of the author’s cousin, Susan, and explores a history of gun violence, addiction, and how the substance known as the pink crystal can destroy a life. This book is written for both young and old, drawing the attention of readers to a substance that has had devastating effects on the victims of addiction. It is called the pink crystal. In this book, the author explores the effects of the substance and offers tips on how to escape its seduction.

This book is packed with information and groundbreaking tips on how to live a clean and healthy life. The writing is authoritative and enjoyable and the author melds personal experiences — from school days to years of practicing medicine — with scientific knowledge to provide tips that are life-changing. The book has compelling narratives and it is easy to feel the pain and the anguish of some of the characters, like Susan. But it is filled with light and promise; a message of hope that provides guidance while empowering the reader at the same time. The Seductive Pink Crystal is written in a voice that is strong and compassionate and the simplicity in writing only reinforces the message and shows the author as an expert in the field. Isaac Alexis M.D.’s book has the potential to inform readers and to change lives; it provides need-to-know information about addiction, especially the pink crystal.