RARA-AVIS: Re: Block and alcoholism/depredssion

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 26 Nov 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "frogprod" <frogprod@...> wrote:

> It's really none of my business and I don't know if Block has ever
> shared details of his personal life, but I wonder how he is able to
> portray the life of a depressed alcoholic so vividly and, from my
> experience (I am not a depressed alcoholic myself, but I've worked
> with them professionally and dealt with them personally), so truly.
> Has Block ever spoken to this?

Welcome out of lurkdom, phred. Block has said that he did have problems with alcohol. I don't remember him saying anything about depression, or comparing his problems to Scudder's. Whatever the relation to Block's life, Scudder's situation is vividly and thoroughly laid out in the books.



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