Man-Size (man_size) wrote,

The Boston Globe reviews THE ALCOHOLIC

"Jonathan Ames's "The Alcoholic" documents this thriller writer's struggles with booze and dope. Illustrated by the deadpan, driv ing Dean Haspiel, it explores Ames's tortured psyche in telling detail. Relentlessly self-destructive, yet extraordinarily talented, Ames seems to conquer his addiction by confronting his own mortality after 9/11. Meeting former President Bill Clinton helps; so does bonding with his great-aunt Sadie and conquering his addictive love for a glamorous, footloose graphic designer he refers to by whatever city she happens to be living in at the time."

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