• Title: Rummies
  • Author: Peter Benchley
  • ISBN: 9780449219454
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Rummies This major novel written with sophistication and wonderful wit has some of the flavor of One Flew Over The Cuckoo s Nest as it tells the story of a group of people who meet at a drug and alcohol re
    This major novel, written with sophistication and wonderful wit, has some of the flavor of One Flew Over The Cuckoo s Nest, as it tells the story of a group of people who meet at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic.

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    1. Excellent book, Peter Benchley (JAWS) really writes a great story. This takes place at a rehab center for alcoholics and junkies. There is humor (made me laugh out loud), emotional situations and enough suspense to keep you reading right to the very end. Each character really comes to life and each brings out a different emotional reaction from the readerrt of like real life!

    2. Rummies by Peter Benchley (Fawcett 1989) (Fiction). This is a treatment center whodunit by the guy who wrote Jaws. He should stick closer to the water. DNF. My rating: 4/10, finished 2009.

    3. Absolutely loved this book. Benchley's best work in my opinion. If you get the chance-give this one a read.

    4. Not excellent, barely good, but not boring either. I didn't mind reading it - though I disliked its style in some parts.

    5. Peter Benchley shows he has his granddad's talent for dark humor and satire with this bitterly funny look into alcoholism and rehab.

    6. I enjoyed Peter Benchley's earlier novels (the big famous one, especially) a number of years ago. Somewhere along the twisted path I picked this up, and even through multiple clean-outs over the years I've always hung onto it because it really sounded right up my alley.Now that I've had a chance to read Rummies, I think it's safe to say some higher power knew I'd love this book and finally nudged me to read it at just the right time. The book follows alcoholic Scott Preston from a vodka soaked m [...]

    7. When Scott Preston has four double vodkas on his way to work one time too many, he finds himself the subject of an intervention. He’s packed off to the Banner Clinic, run by Stone Banner, a celebrity who is idolized by the public. He gets to the clinic, where he certainly doesn’t feel like he belongs, the same day as another guy dressed in a rabbit suit, and proceeds to meet a unique array of patients. There’s tattooed Hector, who seems to be spending his life bouncing from one treatment c [...]

    8. When I bought this book it was without knowing the author or his work. I read the text on the back and saw on the front "Bestselling author of Jaws", and thought to myself that this couldn't be too bad a book.Now, 7-8 reading hours later (read 2/3 of the book in one "sitting"), I feel so happy that I bought this book.The characters are entertaining, the story flows and you laugh at the jokes that are strategically placed around the text. I had expected the book to be a "Thriller" (just because o [...]

    9. I really enjoyed this book. I read Peter Benchley's most famous novel, Jaws, many years ago, and so knew his style of writing, but this is a completely different theme. It is a semi-autobiographical novel set in a rehab clinic in New Mexico, and turns into a kind of thriller half way through. It is hard to classify as a genre, as it written in a comic style, with some great characterization, and laugh-out-loud moments. It was probably written before it's time, and so has been under-rated in the [...]

    10. rather unique narrativereminded me of William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist on a lower scaleabounds with similes and metaphorsmany thanks to pendy for this paperback!

    11. Scott is an alcoholic and by virtue of an intervention by friends, family and boss, he lands in a re-hab center. He spends four weeks there and comes out seemingly better equipped to keep the devil off his back. It is a humorous story about his interactions with others in treatment. A good read.

    12. Trash-novel best read on a plane. I sort of enjoyed itI think. WellI did not HATE it sowhatever.

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