Thursday, January 21, 2010

Paul Quarrington, RIP

Paul Quarrington has died of lung cancer at the age of 56. I thought he was a pleasure to read. He was also, apparently, a really nice guy.


DarkoV said...

This really, really stinks. This week, the Grim Reaper seems to have overextended his stay in Canada.
56 years old is simply too young, although, via your links, it seemed no moss gre under Mr. Quarrington. His 56 years were short but quite full.

On another note, this post pricked my conscience. I have a book of yours I'll be returning shortly, sir. King Leary is yearning for home.

Whisky Prajer said...

That is a lovely photo of a very lovely woman. And you're right about Mr. Q: when I read the list of "things done" I had to give my head a shake. For a guy whose prose seemed so relaxed, he was not much in the habit of just kickin' back.

The last link is good, too. Another comparison to Richler, albeit not quite so flattering as my own. But then one has to be careful when invoking Mordecai's name.