Fond farewell to the acidulous Mr Gill

His literary forays received questionable reviews but there’s no doubt about the great restaurant critic’s journalistic statureThere’s one thing to add to the tidal wave of tributes last week after AA Gill died. They saluted a journalist, a constant scribbler, an acidulous wordsmith who specialised in counterintuitive destruction. Yet, it turned out, even his victims seemed to love him: for his turn of phrase and twist of mind.“Journalism is success, writing books is achievement,” he once told the Observer (after his two novels had crashed and burned in the same critical fire he stoked week by week). Wrong again. Adrian Gill was a success because his presence, his personality, his pen, arrived Sunday after Sunday. Who cares about a couple of entries in the Amazon back catalogue? He did what he did; and, in the great English tradition of skewering pretension, his quotes will live on. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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