Written in an encrypted notebook while incarcerated in a Nazi insane asylum and discovered after his death, The Drinker may be Hans Fallada’s most breathtaking piece of craftsmanship. It is an intense yet absorbing study of the descent into drunkenness by an intelligent man who fears he’s lost it all.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bibleblaster - LibraryThing
Loved this book, although the realism of the tortuous logic of the addict gave me drinking dreams after 22 years of sobriety. It is truly a journey to hell, but the first person narrative is gripping ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DieFledermaus - LibraryThing
I read this book very quickly when I picked it up, but was a bit reluctant to do so because the narrator is extremely unsympathetic. The narrator is the drinker of the title, and we spend the whole ... Read full review