The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism AND Unpleasantness

“Over time, Amis, who died in 1995, descended into alcoholism and unpleasantness.”
—It is unfortunate that Kingsley Amis takes up so much space in Elizabeth Jane Howard’s obituary, and I am just as terrible for making this the part I pull out from it, so do read the Cazelet Chronicles (if you can hold off for a bit they will probably omnibus them all into one large paperback or whatever your electronic book format of choice is), but wow is that a devastating sentence. And probably a worrying prediction of the future for some of us.