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4.0 out of 5 stars Oh for an editor!, 24 Oct 2013
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The high points of Morrissey's autobiography are the wonderful descriptions of his youthful escapades including quite a lot on his family and how closely knit they were and the awful educational experiences he experienced. I shed tears when he spoke so movingly about the death of Kirsty McColl and appreciated his comments on his obvious influences such as the New York Dolls and Lou Reed. Unfortunately there is way too little on The Smiths that is of any interest - lots of whining and whinging about Rough Trade and nothing about what is his most important contribution to popular culture - THE SONGS of The Smiths! There should have been much more on his writing relationship with Johnny. I got incredibly bored with the court case. In fact I just skipped the pages where he dissected the verdict - 60 pages of woe is me myopic nonsense. Would have loved more on his relationship with Nancy Sinatra and on his major influences such as Shelagh Delaney and Elizabeth Smart. Glad he name checked the wonderful Victoria Wood. The book runs out of steam for the last 100 pages very much like his musical career for the past 20 years - you just cannot beat the songs he wrote with Johnny. However I'm so glad that this book has finally come out and it did make me chuckle quite a few times when he slags off Fergie and Burchill and I recommend it if you are a fan of The Smiths.
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Initial post: 7 Dec 2013 14:52:14 GMT
sistermoon says:
Maybe Moz's next move should be a collaboration with Jane Asher. Her book, The Question, similarly needed an editor to cut down on the repetition!
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