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The Lost Weekend by Charles Jackson
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Feb 18, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 20th-century-fiction, favourites

A convincing portrait of an alcoholic on a bender. He rationalises, he sneaks, he lies, he steals, he berates himself, he despises himself, he despises everyone else, he despairs, he hides, he remembers, he wallows, he gives up, he falls down, he hunts for a drink, he pretends, most of all he drinks. And drinks. The movie with Ray Milland is good, but it necessarily pulls its punches, bound by the censorship of the times. The book doesn't.

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