22 July, 2016
Author: Geoff Dyer
Category: New Books
Recommended by bookseller Andrew Turton:
"Hard to pigeon hole, Geoff Dyer is an extremely clever author of fiction and non-fiction, often blurring both genres. He has gained a reputation for brilliant writing, illuminating many varied subjects from film, photography and jazz to his very personal relationship with DH Lawrence in the brilliant ‘Out Of Sheer Rage’. He further enhanced his reputation with the best-selling ‘Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered’, a collection of fictional/factual observations on various places he has found himself throughout his life and how he has been influenced by visiting these different parts of the world.
In ‘White Sands’ Dyer returns to this genre-defying area of travel writing. This collection of essays is in turns both hilarious and scholarly. Dyer ruminates on why we feel compelled to travel, and the feelings of awe or disappointment that his own excursions have induced. He proves once again his might as a genuinely original writer."