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SF Site "That Was The Year That Was" includes THE ALCOHOLIC

"Meanwhile, another "DC" offering -- which is to say Vertigo -- that stuck with me is The Alcoholic by Jonathan Ames (script) and Dean Haspiel (art) (Vertigo) . This memoir-as-graphic novel marks Ames' first foray into inked panel territory. It's a world is filled with the staples of East Coast literary sensibility: somewhat louche -- or at least crisis-ridden -- writers, struggling with the eponymous bottle, various shades of sexuality, life on the Atlantic seaboard, death, rare shots at redemption, etc. Or to put it another away, imagine the graphic novel having existed at the time of Cheever and Updike's -- or perhaps Roth's -- zenith."

http://www.sfsite.com/columns/graphica286.htm
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