Saturday, December 12, 2020

Review: Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The story of alcoholism. The realistic, and true story of a family and how alcohol completely ruins and devastates.

Agnes is Shuggie's mother and she has a drinking problem. At the opening of the story they are living with her parents, but her taxi driving husband is a run around and also doesn't like her drinking. Angnes has three children, Catherine, Leek and Shuggie, and the children are well aware of how alcohol works on their mother. How sad that children have to suffer this.

Only a person who has experienced this lifestyle could possibly write, or understand, this book. I can't even really call it a story as it is more of an account and it is the story of any alcoholic anywhere in the world.

Excellent work.

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