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The Assault on Tony's
The Assault on Tony's
Author: John O'Brien
ISBN-13: 9780802115928
ISBN-10: 0802115926
Publication Date: 6/1996
Pages: 215
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Grove Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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A brutal portrait of the low life in the city of high rollers.
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A brutal unflinching portrait of the low life in the city of high rollers
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John O'Brien's first novel, Leaving Las Vegas, which was turned into an Oscar-winning movie, focused on the despair of the alcoholic; so too does this second novel, but with an even darker vision. O'Brien killed himself before he finished it (his sister, Erin, wrote the conclusion from his notes). The book is set in the near future, in Tony's bar, with the world outside consumed in a fury of race violence. While the pressures of that world impinge on the middle-class white barflys at Tony's, their main concern is the supply of booze. Passionate and wrenching.


-- The New York Times Book Review
(O'Brien takes) us deep into an alcoholic's world that few others have described so well. Reviewer,Michael Harris