A Writer on The Rocks
by Doug McPhillips
This book is a collection of stories from the author’s memory of former ‘devil-may-care’ days of his wild and wayward youth before he gave up the booze.
He recounts the many characters he met during his drinking days and the trouble they and he caused in their efforts to enjoy life to the fullest.
The plot is centred in and around the bars of the central business district of Sydney known as The Rocks. The writer describes his early drinking career as a prelude to entering the haunts centred around The Rocks during the 1960s. It is written focusing on the humorous side of his escapades whilst mainly under the weather from the effect of alcohol.
There is a note of warning, however, for the not-so-faint-hearted to steer clear of having too much of a good thing at the expense of health, wealth and happiness. The writer could quickly tell of the tragic side of the ultimate outcomes of excessive drinking, but this novel focuses on the funny side of it all before the wake-up call to live a sober life dawned upon a tarried mind. Now read on…