/ John Redhead..New article.
Interesting stuff from JR on Myths, woman climbers and why climbing clubs suck!
"his climbs speak to me but his words; arghhhh; they're drivel.'
I dunno...Brian Trevelyan gives it-Colonists Out- a good review on the same site and this linked reviewer calls it 'a cracking Book' I suppose it's all a question of personal taste.
Complex prose and word play only works if you've got the wit and intellect to deliver it, unfortunately Redhead is no Ed Drummond and it just comes over as pretentious bollocks.
Yeah, I was just going to say pretentious, but you put it far better than me!
> Complex prose and word play only works if you've got the wit and intellect to deliver it, unfortunately Redhead is no Ed Drummond and it just comes over as pretentious bollocks.
I'm not so sure about the pretentious...
Redhead is a different kettle of inspiration. He could write well if he cared to, but he still communicates. These days I value that more than prosy poise.
Anyway. I was a climbing teen at the two Johnny time, so I make no apologies for personal bias.
I'd certainly agree with that - but is that what he's saying here? I just couldn't figure it out.
(I also had no idea what the 'Colonists Out' reference was. But from postings here, now gather it's the name of his book. How are we supposed to know just by reading the referenced blog? Is this whole thing some kind of treasure hunt?)
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