Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ten best episodes of drunkenness in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best episodes of drunkenness in literature.

One novel on the list:
The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen

Barbecuing family supper, vodka-addled Gary Lambert sets the grill on fire. He trims the hedge and severely lacerates himself. Creeping to the liquor cabinet to tip more vodka down his throat, he suddenly notices that he is being monitored by his teenage son's surveillance camera. No secrets in this family.
Read about another episode of drunkenness on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue