This one does hit close to home for anyone that finds that self-medication makes life look better.
Roth wrote with equally deceptive simplicity but had a much finer poet's ear for language, a brilliant way of turning decription into metaphor.
The stories of the people, their lives - it's a good lesson to Americans to be on the watch so this doesn't happen to us.
That The Drinker is a masterpiece is, in my opinion, undeniable, and I have little to add to the praise expressed by other reviewers. Read morePublished 16 days ago by E. Hanslick
Wow what a great depiction of the downfall of a drinker! But it is very depressing to watch this man's psyche slip so absolutely and totally into the abyss.Published 4 months ago by tsundra
This was a great story from a writer I had never heard of. It was suggested by an acquaintance in a Book Club. It is an incredible story by an equally incredible author. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Barbara Joanne Howard
This is one of the best books on the craziness of alcoholism I have ever read. I have shared with it others who have all thought the same thing.Published 6 months ago by Debbie Hardwick
I read quite a few of Fallada's books and liked them all. They don't feel contrived. Enjoyed reading them all. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have become a fan of Hans Fallda. The Drinker did not disappoint. Good reading . I've read three of his books and they all hold your interest.Published 12 months ago by Joseph H. Kenrick
This one does hit close to home for anyone that finds that self-medication makes life look better. While I'm here, and since I haven't finished the book yet, let me recommend... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kindle Customer
A great little novel. Read it a dozen times as s torn paperback when I was 14 and now again on the kindle. Read it in German, Dutch and now in English. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Wim Schalley
This is a magnificent book written by an excellent writer. He writes about the relationships of troubled people in troubled times. Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Numero Uno