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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have book for Nick Cave fans!, 24 Dec 2010
This review is from: Nick Cave Sinner Saint: The True Confessions (Paperback)
Nick Cave is one of the most compelling performers and richly talented visionaries at work in rock today, and indeed for the last 30 years. An authorised biography looms distantly on the horizon, but for fans and students of the dark arts of song (as well as the lighter side), this is an essential collection that nuzzles you right up to the heart of the beast, peeling aside the onion skins of myth to expose the soul of a maverick whose inspired craftsmanship has alchemised his inner torment into artistry of the highest degree. These intimate -- and often controversial and combative -- interviews chronicle the changes, working methods and often harrowing back story of the modern-day Dylan-meets-Cohen-meets-Cash, and put the reader right in the room with this droll genius of pain and gallows humour. With superb rare and unseen photos by Cave insider Bleddyn Butcher and a penetrating foreword by the legendarily well-hung Mat Snow, this book roars ahead of the competition to claim the prize as easily the best non-fiction book of the year.
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Initial post: 19 Feb 2011 17:20:14 GMT
NumberSix says:
Isn't authors writing glowing reviews of their own books on Amazon generally frowned upon? If it isn't, it flippin' should be. You might claim you meant it humorously or ironically, but there's a thin line between irony and narcissism, y'know. Ask Orlando Figes.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2011 20:48:24 GMT
Mat Snow says:
Hello, Number Six. In general, there is no more a thin line between irony and narcissism than there is a thin line between chalk and cheese. In my case, however, you may have a point. I hope you enjoy the book, by the way. Well worth being frowned upon to spread the word, in my narcissistic view.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2011 01:22:19 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2011 10:45:54 GMT
Mat Snow says:
I am that turd, Richard.

For the full story of Scum from the gnome's-eye view, plus 19 other encounters between Nick Cave and the journalistic coven, I recommend this book to you with all the mollified narcissism I can command.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2011 16:33:34 BDT
LY says:
At least he's doing it under his own name, and not slagging off others ---

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2011 16:39:58 BDT
Mat Snow says:
Who's he? Me? Richard Salt?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2011 23:25:08 BDT
Orlando Figes?
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