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Review: The Lost Weekend

User Review  - Sarah-louise Raillard - Goodreads

Staggering, brilliant insight into the deranged mind of an alcoholic on an epic bender. The beautiful prose captures the soaring depths of alcoholic depression as well as its exhilarating, grandiose paroxysms. Read full review

Review: The Lost Weekend

User Review  - Jamie - Goodreads

Exquisitely written. Charles Jackson makes his character's alcoholism so visceral for the reader. You spend the entire duration of the novel in Don's head, experiencing his self-loathing and ... Read full review

Review: The Lost Weekend

User Review  - Yashoda Sampath - Goodreads

Truly fantastic novel. The first half is a typical addiction spiral, but then in the second half the novel turns inward, and becomes something a little stranger, a little more fantastical. You get ... Read full review

Review: The Lost Weekend

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

An interesting look at the world of a chronic alcoholic. A Lost cause who can see exactly what he's doing and what his addiction is doing to those around him yet is too self-pitying and self-involved to take the action he knows will save him. A very frustrating narrative but one of truth. Read full review

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Clearly written from experience, what amazes me about this book is how Jackson can so accurately capture the mind-spin of an alcoholic particularly of an alcoholic so far along on the downward spiral ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tyler Malone - Goodreads

It's the best thing written about one of the worst things ever: alcoholism. Read full review

Review: The Lost Weekend

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Wow! If you ever wanted to know what it's like to go on an alcoholic bender this is the book for you. The omniscient narrator was a bit much but not enough to put it down. I kept rooting for the protagonist (Don Birnam) to get sober even though I felt that it was unlikely. Read full review

Review: The Lost Weekend

User Review  - Jimmy - Goodreads

Well, this was totally amazing. Scared the absolute shit out of me too. Zoinks. Read full review

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User Review  - Janitag - Goodreads

The Lost Weekend paints a really realistic look on alcoholism. Maybe I should have started with this one when reading about alcoholism, because I have read several books on the subject and they all ... Read full review

Review: The Lost Weekend

User Review  - Andrew Dietz - Goodreads

Mirroring the polarity existing in the mind of an addict, this is as nightmarish and as dreamlike a description of alcoholism as a novel could hope to achieve. There is little sympathy to be found ... Read full review

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