‘When I covered sports, I
used to get together with
the other writers on the
road. Hotel rooms,
planes, taxis, restaurants.
There was only one topic
of conversation.
Sex and death.’

‘That’s two topics.’

‘You’re right, Jack.’

‘I would hate to believe
that they are inextricably

‘It’s just that on the road
everything is linked.
Everything and nothing,
to be precise.’

Don Delillo –
White Noise