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    Morrissey book - what the fuck?

    Why would you even read the preface to this book, unless you have to review it?

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    dalliance wrote: His brilliantly withering turn of phrase remains intact but I'm not sure you'd want to wade through 475 pages to pick out all the good examples.
    Agree with that. In hindsight, it would have enriched my life more if I'd waded through the Avon Gorge at low tide than the 200 or so pages I've tackled so far, but there have been one or two lines that made me chuckle audibly.

    Nothing to do with a turn of phrase, but the anecdote about the bloke from the record company being so chuffed about the success of one of the albums that he presented Morrissey with a bag of biscuits has been the highlight of my festive season thus far.

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    Morrissey book - what the fuck?

    Santa has delivered me a copy of this book plus another belter in Dominic Sandbrook's State of Emergency. Clearly I've been naughtier this year than I can remember.

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    BEAK wrote: The first paragraph is four-and-a-half pages!
    Hey, if it's good enough for Philip Roth . . .

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    AB2 wrote:
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    The first paragraph is four-and-a-half pages!
    Hey, if it's good enough for Philip Roth . . .
    That's what I said once when I was caught having a wank.

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    He's on another planet. Thinking of things to compare to eating meat, you'd think he'd steer clear of kiddy-fiddling:

    http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/03/morrissey-eating-meat-paedophilia-smiths

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    Morrissey book - what the fuck?

    "Imagine, for example, if you were in a nightclub and someone said to you: 'Hello, I enjoy bloodshed, throat-slitting and the destruction of life,' well, I doubt if you'd want to exchange phone numbers," he said.

    Thats a chat-up line at a Slipknot gig, though.

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    satchmo76 wrote: He's on another planet. Thinking of things to compare to eating meat, you'd think he'd steer clear of kiddy-fiddling:

    http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/03/morrissey-eating-meat-paedophilia-smiths
    I actually did guffaw out loud at that article. I would rather he be having a go at us meat-eaters rather than ethnic minorities. I am waiting for a vegetarian paedophile to take exception though.

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    Underage Girlfriend In A Korma .

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    Hannibal Lecter Knows I'm Miserable Now

    Big Mouthful Strikes Again

    How Soon Is Chow?

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    Pretty Girls Make Gravy
    Saute Little Children
    Lick Her In A Tutu

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    Miserable Pie

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    The Boy With the Corn as a Side

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    First extracts of the novel. http://thequietus.com/articles/14213-morrissey-novel-extract

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    Hahaha! I love a happy ending..

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    We Ate Shit When Our Friends Become Sauce Fed Fools
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    4.49 in Morrisons this afternoon.
    I wonder if he'll be happy with that? Hmmm happy? Hmmm meat products available? Hmmmm at least its a Northernish supermarket. I just hope the shelf stacker didnt stack any spam tins without washing their hands.

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    Steven Patrick Morrisons.

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    Facially he seems to have morphed into Seamus Heaney.

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    AA Gill wins Hatchet Job Of The Year for his review.

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    Christ's tits, that is a weak lemon drink excuse for a hatchet job (and if you can't get some decent pisstaking into a review of that thing you should be ashamed of yourself). Gill's hoist by his own petard; he doesn't even have the requisite intelligence to outwit Morrissey on home turf.

    Like, look at what's wrong with this sentence, which follows a praised but unimpressive quotation from Moz's tome (which he says "stands out", twice in 100 words):
    That has the sense of being both revelatory and touching, but it stands out like the reflection of the moon in a sea of Stygian self-justification and stilted self-conscious prose.
    That's not a parody of Morrissey's style or anything; he's actually aiming to be superior by writing prose as misguidedly aspirational as his subject's. He thinks you'd have a sea that's like the underworld's river Styx, and that the moon being somehow reflected on it is a handy simile for an enlightening passage in an otherwise duff book. This is student paper standard, wouldn't have been published in a real paper even ten years ago, I reckon.

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    Oh my word, here's another one: "There are emetic pools of limpid prose about the music business..." He's vomiting clear water now?!

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    That is a wonderful review.

    I rather enjoyed this passage:

    "All of this takes quite a lot of time due to the amount of curlicues, falderals and bibelots he insists on dragging along as authorial decoration. Instead of adding colour or depth, they simply result in a cacophony of jangling, misheard and misused words."

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    While I can quite imagine that Morrissey's book is a bit crap, it should not ever be forgotten that AA Gill is a racist, homophobic, sexist, baboon-killing piece of shit of the lowest kind. There are few people who cede the moral ground to Morrissey before they even start, but Gill is one.

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    He could have tortured an immigrant trans* Gila monster for all I know, but lay a tepid piece like that on me when I awake in the middle of the night and you cross a line.

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