“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)





26 August 2013


This is an open invitation to all readers of DRINKSTER to attend the launch of the first edition The Daily Toper.

This collection of drawings by George Grainger Aldridge, with words by yours truly and a foreword by the winner of both the Booker and Whitbread Prizes, DBC Pierre, is described by the illustrator as "not a serious attempt to be funny, but a funny attempt to be serious."

The work is an evil hybrid of The Economist and Mad magazine drawn by a luny antipodean Bruegel.  As DBC (below, photo by the author), wisely observes, "if any book was an excuse to take a drink, this is it."

Get your burnt arses along to the Garage Bar at 63 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, at 2PM Saturday 31st August to hear winemaker Rob Gibson officially set our nuts work loose when he launches this mighty historical tope.  Er, tome.

All the original artworks will be available framed for perusal and sale.  Autographs are also a possibility early in the piece. Many of the cartoons George has provided to DRINKSTER are included.  Here is a self portrait by the artist a coupla Christmases back.  Come and raise a glass to laughter and madness.  We need a lot more of both.

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