THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

Posted on July 29, 2013 in Book Reviews
THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing’s THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING was named a must-read by the Sunday Times and reviewed by The Guardian, the Independent, and the New Statesman. The Independent said, “Laing is a fine and stylish travel writer, with a sharp eye for passing detail and an acute ear for oddly amusing conversations.” The New Statesman called it “a nuanced portrait – via biography, memoir, analysis – of the urge of the hyperarticulate to get raving drunk.”

The Guardian said, “Laing’s is a travel book as well as a series of critical biographies…It’s also a personal journey, as Laing grew up with alcoholism in her family and wants to make sense of the disease.” The Sunday Times called it a “beautifully written journey in search of six American literary drunks.” Picador will publish the book on December 24, 2013.

Follow the links to read more:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jul/20/why-do-writers-drink-alcohol
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/book-revie…
http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2013/07/sinking-feeling