VERY DRY WITH A TWIST by Daniel Banko

VERY DRY WITH A TWIST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Some 100-proof Beefeating nonsense, just as funny as it is catchy, about Roger Banfield who's been an alcoholic since he was ten years old (when dead drunk, which is most of the time, he's a ""breathing example of rigor mortis""); and Ginger who married him in the interests of his dying sooner than he does -- he's very rich; and the Reverend Singer of the Eternal Glory Street Mission in Miami, Florida, who is helpful to Roger when he weaves into his skid-row hostelry until Ginger persuades the preacher that ""it's not the meek at all."" Thus Ginger and Singer keep trying to submerge Roger in that other drink but he keeps rising up again; they hire a hit man who then makes the wrong connection; and finally it is Roger who proves to be unkillable. A. . .well, saucy diversion which wears a long, long smile.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1975
Publisher: Saturday Review/Dutton