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on 19 December 2012
This book is nothing like the one I expected. My advice is this: approach with caution. Olly may be best known for his upbeat ska-inflected pop music and his successful collaborations with the likes of Flo Rida and Rizzle Kicks, but he is also a man of strange inclinatons and envelope-pushing scientific and medical research.
I genuinely imagined that this book would be a breezy, whistle-stop tour through Olly's early life and ascent to fame via the X-factor. I was frankly astonished to find an entire chapter devoted to his obsession, as a 13 year-old, with attaching a working, severed human hand to the chest of his pet Alsation, Mr Cooper. He ultimately failed in his quest, but Mr Cooper was gravely harmed in the course of the experiments. However, the flame of medical curiosity was lit in the belly of the young Murs and he goes on to describe the succession of bizarre experiments that shed light on the previously-inexplicable nickname 'The Dr Frankenstein of Pop'.
I purcased this book hoping to learn more about one of my favourite pop-stars and celebrities, wondering if there would be any insights into his flirtatious on-screen relationship with Caroline Flack. I now know the exact procedure for mummifying a live guinea pig.
Genuinely bizarre but oddly uplifting.