“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)





25 October 2011


DRINKSTER's current favourite book to fondle and chew while we're having a drink and a smoke: Cactus - Surfing Journals From Solitude by Christo Reid ... a pre-worn, full-of-sand history of the first surfing at one of Australia's most revered and mythologised beaches-in-the-desert, Cactus ... you can smell the salted and smoked humans in this lovely thing ... the production is just perfect, mimicking a certain legendary photo album of the time ... Christo is a veteran McLaren Vale/Port Willunga photographer and surfer, and long-time supporter of great cuisine in South Australia ... he was a vital contributor to McLaren Vale - Trott's View ... click on strangelove 2010

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agree PW, a simply gorgeous book. Of the 3000 produced I think there are only 200-300 left unsold and those are available from the Title bookshops, across Australia.

Plus all good bookshops.

(Executive director, Hackney Bodysurfing Club)