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TitleThe Wet and the Dry
AuthorLawrence Osborne
ISBN0770436889
ImprintLawrence Osborne Ltd
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Sales rank4.5
FormatHardcover
Pages240

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Stephen Durrant

The Wet and the Dry By Lawrence Osborne

The Wet and the Dry is a troubling book Unlike some readers, I am not troubled by the fact that it is virtually soaked in alcohol Yes, if this book portrays him honestly, the author drinks far too much But I can tip a glass or two myself and enjoyed learning about the drinks I enjoy, albeit in much... (Sign in to see more)


Geoffrey Benn

The Wet and the Dry By Lawrence Osborne

The Wet and the Dry a Drinker s Journey, which I received through Goodreads First Reads, is a travelogue that examines the effects, positive and negative, of alcohol on both societies and individuals I was initially turned off by Lawrence Osborne s book, which in the first few chapters comes across ... (Sign in to see more)


Meredith

The Wet and the Dry By Lawrence Osborne

This book is about drinking in places where it s harder to find alcohol or the relationship to alcohol is changing complex Most of the chapters are spent in the Middle East, though he also revisits particularly meaningful watering holes and the drinking culture in his home country, England There s a... (Sign in to see more)


John

The Wet and the Dry By Lawrence Osborne

Travel narrative mostly, centered around the theme of the role of alcohol in Islamic states, with a fair amount of memoir also the latter aspect is actually fairly well integrated into the book Definitely recommended.


Tom

The Wet and the Dry By Lawrence Osborne

nb I received an advance review copy of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss During my drinking days daze , my home bar was a little sports bar called Gamble s It only sold beer and wine, but several times during a long Friday or Saturday night, five or six of us would walk down the strip mal... (Sign in to see more)


Nancy

The Wet and the Dry By Lawrence Osborne

I won this book through a goodreads giveaway It turned out to not be a book I could get into I have been poking through it from time to time for 9 months now, knowing I should review it It seems to be a kind of memoir without an overriding story arc Osborne tells stories about alcohol, generally exc... (Sign in to see more)


Forest Collins

The Wet and the Dry By Lawrence Osborne

The Wet Dry is a series of short chapters that can stand alone in which the author ruminates on his personal relationship with alcohol as well as philosophical, cultural, psychological and sociological thoughts on drink that takes the reader from local UK pubs to dry middle eastern countries It s as... (Sign in to see more)


Chris

The Wet and the Dry By Lawrence Osborne

Alcohol is his muse and there s a lot that is captivating about his prose Some will be offended It s like Paul Theroux went on a bender Very introspective at times Osborne goes into the belly of the beast and relishes drinking where it s forbidden in the Islamic world We visit Brooklyn, Thailand, Ab... (Sign in to see more)


Matthew

The Wet and the Dry By Lawrence Osborne

The Wet and the Dry is a collection of travel essays which thoughtfully examine the socially fraught role of alcohol in predominately Muslim cities in North Africa, Southern Asia, and the Middle East Underlying the modern, increasingly hostile, official attitude towards drink, is a deep history of a... (Sign in to see more)


Tania

The Wet and the Dry By Lawrence Osborne

Wandering through the Islamic world, where there exists a complicated relationship with alcohol, and there are places where a bar can be illegal, the author takes the journey hoping to dry himself out of his alcoholic excesses The narrative is a mixed bag of travelogue, history of local liquors, and... (Sign in to see more)


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