“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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08 April 2012

TRAINING YOUR PALATE # 1(d): DON'T SMOKE

Neville Diener, the author, and Vicki Russsell having a few quiet ones on the way to school. Great Eastern Hotel, Littlehampton. Photo: Stephen Sprigg, about 1970.

3 comments:

Sal said...

Good lord.

Look at those chubby little cheeks!

Anonymous said...

You bullshitter Whitey theres a pack of B&H right in front of you! X

Philip White said...

I think you'll find they're Albany Kings.