“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




28 October 2012


Tim Whelan and his friends played County Clare in Willunga yesterday ... I know it's not County Clare country, but they hung me soaring like a bonksie, out in the North Atlantic sky off the Ol Man O Hoy, the ocean glittering far below ... around the table from the left: Michael Reeves (mando), l'Hibou Hornung, Marie McEvoy, Elise Okell, Tim Whelan, Darryl Lindsay (fiddles), and Tom Martin (mando) ... photos Philip White ... click image to crisp up ... contact DRINKSTER if you'd like something along these lines to happen at your place!

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