“You drink like a goddamn fish,” Charlie said.
“That’s nothing. I swim like an alcoholic.”
– Lawrence Block, writing as Sheldon Lord, 69 Barrow Street
“He got the hell away from Sondra’s place and the Gila Monster and found a bar, a nice ordinary bar where the customers were quiet, clean-shaven alcoholics and liquor was the only poison used on the premises.”
– Lawrence Block, writing as Ben Christopher, Strange Embrace