“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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06 December 2012

GEORGE GRAINGER ALDRIDGE - AWOL?


That soul of DRINKSTER, illustrator George Grainger Aldridge, has been away drawing camels for the government and painting portraits of the world's biggest trucks for the local Caterpillar agency.  Never fear - we're working on the biggest piss-take wine book since Dennis Hopper dropped some mesc and wrote Perfume under the pseudonym Susskind.  Or was it Johnny Depp writing Jitterbug Perfume under the pseudonym Tom Robbins?  I always thought that was obvious, either way.  Maybe it had something to do with Joan Didion slouching towards Jim Morrison like he was some giant source of restorative goanna oil?  Or twisty-shardy-broken windscreen generation z stuff that crinklies who smell of wee can never understand ... stay chooned ... that's his Georgeness in recline with his favourite pet cow on his sweet home patch in the Flinders, below ... he says he didn't notice the UFO coming outa his ear ... maybe it was just your basic minor ectoplasm.

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