“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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22 December 2012

MAYNARD SUGGESTS A SONG FOR EXMESS

I invited that beloved cobber of DRINKSTER, the Caduceus winemaker, Maynard James Keenan, to nominate which of his songs he might suggest as being pertinent to this hard and cruel time in poor old America.  Which by its nature now includes the whole friggin world. He reckons this one pretty well sums it up.  Thanks Brother - I look forward to seeing A Perfect Circle and Puscifer on your vintage tour ,,, keeping a fork polished!

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