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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (2 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848092466
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848092464
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 20.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Contains some hair-raising anecdotes and some priceless one-liners" (Daily Mail Book of the Week)

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This quirky and anecdote-driven A-Z compendium celebrates the most outrageous, depraved, tortured and eccentric hellraisers the world has ever seen.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GlynLuke TOP 100 REVIEWER on 16 Jun. 2012
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They`re all here.
This is a book that will keep you up long past your usual bedtime, you`ve just got to read one more entry.
Hellraisers is a much better book than it looks or sounds, mainly because Sellers can really write, and edits what must have been a wealth of material into bite-size chapters. So we open up with the A`s: Alexander the Great, Kingsley Amis...through an action-packed 400 pages till closing time with the likes of John Wayne, Hank Williams and Boris Yeltsin. As you see, it`s an eclectic mix, all corralled together by their propensity for living the wild life, invariably fuelled by booze or drugs, or in many cases both.
You could dine out for a year on the stories related here. Lee Marvin`s run-in with Sean Connery over a lewd remark about Connery`s elderly aunt; the unrepeatable Tallulah Bankhead`s reply to a young man who `blurted out that he wanted to make love to her that very night`: "And so you shall, you wonderful old-fashioned boy."
Then there`s Irish playwright and dedicated drinker Brendan Behan`s apparent last words, to the nuns sitting at his bedside: "God bless you, and may your sons all be bishops." I do hope that`s true.
We learn some things we might rather have not known, such as the sheer terrifying nastiness of the great US actor George C Scott, who drank for America and tended to threaten cowering wives with broken bottles. Or the dislikeably mercurial waspishness of painter Francis Bacon when in his cups.
Some of the tales are hilarious, those relating to actors Wilfrid Lawson, Trevor Howard, his mate and boozing buddy Robert Mitchum, and the aforementioned Tallulah being examples of slightly more benign pissheads.
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By Tony T on 20 Feb. 2013
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I thought that me, my family and mates had done some things over the years but this bunch of reprobates make us look like complete lightweights! This book sheds light on the lives of over 90 stalwart booze-addled ne'er-do-wells, including the usual suspects like Best, Sinatra, Reed, Moon, but it was a real education to catch up on some of those you don't generally hear too much about, like Kingsley Amis, Francis Farmer, Charles Hawtrey, Robets Shaw, Lee Marvin, Keith Floyd, Robert Newton and even Boris Yeltsin! A warning: as with this book's excellent companion 'Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Burton, Harris, O'Toole and Reed', and alarming as all these life stories may be, it really is hard to get through a page without feeling the desire for a stiff drink!
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How did they get away with it? I doubt it could happen in these days of Facebook and Twitter. Inebriated film stars falling out of pubs would find their photo all over the web. A very entertaining and at times hair-raising account of some of our best known topers. One to go back to and dip into as required. Note to author: Eric Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey not Derbyshire!
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By angeb on 2 Nov. 2013
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The husband bought it as one of his holiday reads so there was much discussion about the various characters in the book over evening drinking.

So much so, that I have bought another for my brother for Christmas.

Would make a great toilet book if you are that way inclined.
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By M. Warburton on 23 Jun. 2013
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Most of Sellers' claims for his 'Hellraisers' are drawn from fairly unreliable sources to be honest - but, if you take most of the 'facts' in this book with a mountain of salt you'll find it a rip-snortingly fun read.

I took it on holiday and ripped though it.

Great fun.
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