“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)





22 January 2015


"You would think that journalists, of all people, would have interesting and exciting material to share with each other besides, you know, whether they got avocado on their salad ... somehow we've got to put food back in its box ... we still have to be able to do things between meals" ... author Lionel Shriver on the obsession with body size, diet and the "nutritional nazis" who purport to run these bullshit rackets ... listen HERE

This is really encouraging. Lionel's address runs for about 35 minutes.

And here's Steven Poole: 47 minutes of the same topic.


Bob Colman said...

It was good listening wasn't it. I caught most of it whilst driving today.

Philip White said...

Yep. She's good. Should be more of it.