These do not, unfortunately, offset the negatives.
I didn't know anything about the author when I started to read this book, but within a few pages, I discovered that A) he likes to drink B) he is a very good writer.
Osborne is a true wordsmith of a writer, and I found the insight and details he records in The Wet and the Dry to make for an incredibly fresh read.
Drinking as much as he does, or has done, I was amazed to learn that Mr. Osborne apparently functions successfully as a writer. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BCbirder
I will have another Gin & Tonic, please!. After reading this book, I will buy the next round as the war rages onward.Published 3 months ago by MLMc
At times frenetic, this book nevertheless is filled with amusing anecdotes about finding places to drink in cultures where drinking is prohibited. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Matt C.
For those who appreciate a seamless mix of liquor, history, culture, and storytelling, this is a fantastic read. Read morePublished 5 months ago by jon blomquist
Lawrence Osborne spends a good deal of his travelogue/memoir, THE WET AND THE DRY, sneaking down Middle Eastern alleyways, making furtive eye contact in Beirut and slipping,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael Goodell
This book had some interesting moments, although I struggled to finish it. The author is very into the middle eastern
fixation on abstaining from alcohol. Read more
celebrates the beauty of the ephemeral- Osborne doesn't shy away from the ravages of alcohol but considers it in context, celebrating the ways different people in different... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kindle Customer