"A masterpiece of psychological precision."
–The New York Times Book Review
"Marvelous and horrifying. . . . The best fictional account of alcoholism I have read."
"A masterpiece . . . a book so powerful and understanding that many readers will find themselves riveted to their chairs until the end."
–The Saturday Review of Literature
"The novel is a miracle, handed down to Mr. Jackson by a higher power. Every sentence is right. . . . Let's put it on the top shelf again, for all us lucky ex-drunks."