- Nov 17, 2006
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I am re-reading John O'Hara's Appointment in Samarra, and am once again amazed at the level of drinking that goes on in old novels with complete acceptance (Thin Man/Hammett, Chandler novels, etc.). I think I'm considered by most to be a pretty heavy drinker, at least in terms of my neighborhood, but I'd have been a lightweight back in the 1930s. Drinking lots has become so unfashionable, at least in the circles I run in. How do you guys stack up, and what are your experiences?