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.