“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)





03 February 2014


While George Grainger Aldridge is not quite certain whether he made the above sighting in the Flinders Ranges at Christmas or while the subject was sowing the seeds of discontent in the Ukraine in 2010 - the image came in with two different captions, three years apart - the Drinkster has won himself an Australia Day Award, wherever he was when he wasn't here. Thankyou, Jeni, and well spotted George! Just beware that savage man-eating Echidna.


enviarse said...

Is that a wanking machine, Whitey?

Philip White said...

Both hands on it, notice, but a good distance hence.