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The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson (Zero Books) Paperback – 28 Nov 2009

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  • Paperback: 318 pages
  • Publisher: O Books (28 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846943485
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846943485
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 1.7 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 560,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fresh, allegation-free perspectives on Jackson's life provided one of the year's best books: The Resistible Demise Of Michael Jackson is a collection of essays edited by Mark Fisher, who reckons "only Elvis managed to insinuate himself into practically every living being's body and dreams to the same degree that Jackson did." ... Tom Ewing... posits that much of the singer's later work "sounds like multiple drafts of the same song, a crushed and frightened attempt by a desperate man to get the pain out". With no jokes about Bubbles, and only sadness that he ended up with a "permanent Pierrot-grimace sneer", this is a fine attempt to reclaim Jackson's reputation from the tabloids. --Bob Stanley, The Times

The new anthology of reflections on Jackson's life and work put together by Mark Fisher makes a hugely worthwhile counterweight to the many rush-released cash-in titles published in the indecent aftermath of his death. --www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009

About the Author

Mark Fisher is highly respected both as a music writer and a theorist. He writes regularly for The Wire, frieze, New Statesman, and Sight & Sound.


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