“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)





30 September 2019



Unknown said...

Great admirer of your literary style Philip and glad you are up getting to a more elevated plane. You live in a very good area and I am told that red wine certainly helps to dispel any doubts and rust!

Kind regards

Craig Irving
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Massey University
Palmerston North
New Zealand

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Unknown said...

Good to hear that!

Bernie said...

Wasn't sure we'd ever read those words from your pen, Whitey. Wonderful news - accepting there's a lot of climbing ahead, no doubt. Hang in there; there's a lot of quiet cheering going on along the sidelines. Go well, get well. Cheers

Anonymous said...

Keep on keeping on whitey. You are a living South Oz treasure and we miss you. Blessed are the cheesemakers and thank Bacchus for that!

Alfie Pardoe said...

Nice to hear

Unknown said...

Let’s see what 2020 brings