Category: Miscellaneous

Worlds Collide: Too much restraint for a true thriller hero

Excerpted from “Drinking for Thrills,” a piece by Gavin Lyall, found in The Compleat Imbiber, No. 7 (1964).  Lyall had just received a letter from his American publisher telling him that the hero in his manuscript had “an awesome whisky capacity.” His response: “As the average reader can easily imagine I leapt to the defense of my hero’s thirst, … Read more

Allow me to introduce myself

If you read the short bio I wrote for my TypePad Profile page, you will find: David J. Montgomery is a professional book critic and amateur cocktailian. An emeritus columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and The Daily Beast, his work has also appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. A former … Read more