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John le Carré: the cocaine that gave him a painful erection and pissing on Geoege Bush

by | 26th, April 2013

FICTION AUTHOR JOHN LE CARRE

JOHN le Carré is profiled in the New York Times . In another life, one of Anorak’s writers used to serve him his dinner at the Bacchus restaurant in London’s Hampstead. He was gracious, generous and affable. What else do we know about him?

He says on fox hunting :

“At least they aren’t hunting that poor goddamn thing with drones.”

On MI5:

“It was like working on a great newspaper. They were really funny people, not institutionalized, not too corporate in their minds and often very bright with curious interests.”

On success:

“I was so abnormal. I mean, most writers struggle. I hadn’t struggled. I couldn’t suddenly go down to the PEN Club and behave like a normal human being, because most of those guys were struggling to make a couple of thousand pounds a year.”

On walking in Cornwall :

“The cellphone reception is almost nonexistent here. If I didn’t die immediately, I’d be stuck for some time.”

On drugs:

He once tried cocaine. It gave him “a troublesomely long-term erection”.

On Jeremy Irons, who missed out to Sean Connery for the lead part in the film of The

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