Saturday, February 12, 2005
Guterson: "Off the Living Tongue".
Out of the mouths of babes .... " ... the printed words often didn't flow off the living tongue."
" ... the printed words often didn't flow off the living tongue."Noting DG's incomparable craftsmanship at the alphabet workbench, I once described DG in one of my UK press reviews as, " ... evocative but oaken ...". I also alerted the judges to his clear candidacy for that supreme accolade, the Bad Sex victor ludorum.
"Woody but *no* wood? What's he on about?" my critics would be entitled to moan. "Woolly review, more like!"
Fair DOs: I've asked around and the best suggested clarification is that, in the field of "dalliance prose", our David droops to the 'deciduously challenged'.
I rather like it. A woman, of course: you wouldn't get a bloke coming up with anything reMOTELY as deft *and* also publishable in a a family blog
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