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John Barleycorn

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

London has been able to put into words cohesively that are usual

London has been able to put into words cohesively that are usually heard as disconnected sentiments and war stories at AA meetings. This is a true work of genius.

posted by Bookworm2200 on May 28, 2012

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Get it for free!

I dont know if any of you are aware of this, but this book is also available to download for free. I know 0.95 isnt a lot of money, but I'm just a little confused as to why the same book is offered with two different payment options... just thought I could save someone ...
I dont know if any of you are aware of this, but this book is also available to download for free. I know 0.95 isnt a lot of money, but I'm just a little confused as to why the same book is offered with two different payment options... just thought I could save someone a couple cents... enjoy your novel :)

posted by 9031020 on September 5, 2011

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    I don't think I have ever read a better book for illustrating al

    I don't think I have ever read a better book for illustrating alcoholic denial can run even in an intelligent man. It was obvious that Jack was a full blown alcoholic before he reached the age of twenty! I say "obvious" to us in 2012 who has the advantage of much more knowledge about alcohol and alcohol abuse than was available in London's era, One device he used over and over again to prove he was not a "dipsomaniac" was that he had periodic periods when he drank nothing and did not crave it or miss it. It is a fact that many members of Alcoholics Anonymous will tell you that they were periodic binge drinkers that went for extended periods of time without touching a drop of alcohol. They will tell you that they were not less alcoholic than the person than drank ever single day just a different type. The book is very well written, I enjoyed it a great deal. Anyone who has read this and enjoyed it must read Upton Sinclair's book " Cups of Fury". In this book Sinclair, an accomplished writer, tells of the myriad of his friends that were destroyed by "King Alcohol"; Jack London being one of them! Jack London had a beautiful way with words and it makes one wonder what people like him, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald could have written if they had not been crippled by alcoholism!

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