Monday, August 06, 2012
I've been in the Netherlands for a few days, and while I've been away Gore Vidal has died. He was a brilliant writer with a wonderful way with words, but it will be as a controversialist that he will probably best be remembered. He was a genius at it. I've said before on this blog that he was addicted to the headline phrase, and he was, but at least he made his points in an interesting way. Agree or disagree with him, you could only ever admire his eloquence and the force of his arguments.