“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”


DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)


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01 January 2009

RED, WHITE AND BLACK - NOT PREGNANT?


THIS SINGLE PHOTOGRAPH IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CIRCULATING WEB IMAGES THIS NEW YEAR THAT COMES UP WHEN ONE HITS "WINE". IT SHOWS A WOMAN CALLED MARIAH CAREY (LEFT). IT SEEMS THE WHOLE OF THE UNITED STATES MEDIA BELIEVES THIS SINGLE IMAGE PROVES THAT Ms. CAREY IS NOT PREGNANT. HOW DO THEY KNOW? HOW DOES THAT STACK UP? WHO THE HELL IS MARIAH CAREY? WHY IS EVERYBODY WORRIED ABOUT HER? IS IT BECAUSE SHE'S TALKING TO A BLACK LADY? NOPE. IT'S BECAUSE SHE'S HAVING A GLASS OF WINE!