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Not anywhere near as compelling as the artist it seeks to illuminate
on 29 September 2014
A friend of mine bought the book and I needed to return it, but I wanted to read it more fully, so I bought it to support the effort of publishing a niche title. Sometimes it seems that writing about a cult figure gives some writers the licence to 'go on a bit', writing pieces that seem to be like album liner notes that are about 20 pages too long, or PR excerpts badly in need of an editor. That and the fact that Scott doesn't talk to the press much doesn't help, so writers come up with their own ideas. Putting in lyric quotes that seem incorrect doesn't help either. Maybe Laurie Anderson was right with her quote in regard to writing about music.