A good mix of lovely short stories, but no biscuits...,
By A Customer
This review is from: Lovely Biscuits (Paperback)
Morrison is well known for his ground-breaking comics, such as Animal Man, Zenith and The Invisibles and here his prose work is published. It is a collection of short stories and plays that he has amassed over the years and touches on most of Morrison's literary and culteral obsessions. The bulk of the book is made up of his two stage plays, focusing on Lewis Caroll and his alledged paedophilia and Aleistar Crowley. Both are quite impressive, the former being quite reminiscent of Dennis Potter (in particular, his movie screenplay 'Dreamchild'). There is also a nice story about Lovecraft and the final adventure of Aubrey Valentine (An erotic mix of Sherlock Holmes and Dick Barton).
On the whole it's all well written and entertaining, but not, perhaps, the best introduction to Morrison's work. Of note to fans of The Invisibles, the final story, I am a Policeman, first published in Disco 2000, was written as a sort of companion piece to the series. But I can't really spot the connection myself.
Buy this book. You'll like most of it.