Alcoholic

Alcoholic

by Jonathan Ames
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ISBN-10:
1401210562
ISBN-13:
2901401210563
Pub. Date:
09/30/2008
Publisher:
DC Comics
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Alcoholic

Acclaimed novelist and creator of HBO's new series "Bored to Death" Jonathan Ames writes his first comics work with the original graphic novel THE ALCOHOLIC, illustrated by THE QUITTER artist Dean Haspiel.
This touching, compassionate, ultimately humorous story explores the heart of a failing writer who's coming off a doomed romance and searching for hope. Unfortunately, the first place his search takes him is the bottom of a bottle as he careens from one off-kilter encounter to another in search of himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901401210563
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 09/30/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

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The Alcoholic 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
TCahill More than 1 year ago
IF you are a post-middle aged man who can really honestly relate to an alcoholic who is too easily obsessed and who (like most functional addicts) can explain their own disease back to you with every reason but why they keep doing it, you might really enjoy it. The art is good but the story just isn't moving ENOUGH to keep me engaged. If this is either a story you have never heard before or one you can POWERFULLY reate to, read it. It'll seem new or ring with verisimillitude. This seemed like a fine story that would have made a nice movie but didn't make a spectacular graphic novel. I'm glad he was able to get it out on paper but I don't know that I needed to sit in on the therapy. Glad I read it, not recommending it to my friends. Nice linework (I don't care for a lot of the new style of multi-media computerized graphic novel art). Expressive. Nice combo of text and art. Good balance.
Angel327 More than 1 year ago
I do recommend this book.I couldnt put it down, a good book indeed.This book tells the story of a young man who struggles with this desease call alcoholism and its ugly effects.I'm sure a lot of people can relate to this story in a negative and positive way.
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BNGirlJM More than 1 year ago
I had a little trouble with this one. Ames has created this graphic memoir, only sections of it aren't true at all. He fully admits that his parents are alive and well (even though in "The Alcoholic" they perish in a car accident, thus spurring his alcoholism to new levels. So what am I supposed to believe here, and what should I take with a grain of salt? Either way, true or not, it's a journey that I'm glad I traveled along. It was wonderfully illustrated by Dean Haspiel, and it make me want to read Ames' work.