“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




14 March 2013



My no good kids

My brain is embarrassed by my spirit.
They are at war.
I sit back and watch,
and struggle to pay the bills.
It is like raising children.

Philip White



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No Phillip, its nothing like raising children, at all.
Saying that it is so reveals the emptiness within your heart.
You let the weeds grow.