“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




20 March 2012



Philip White said...

Marketing exercise: develop wine brands for both markets.

Anonymous said...

Belle Starr: What an amazing little poodle .... And what with her mamma in the foreground and da Buddha in de background....

Philip White said...

I should acknowledge the Belle is by Diane Arbus. I cannot find a photographer for sweet Violette.

uncertain said...

same species, possibly