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Morrissey Autobiography

Postby les revenantes » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:43 pm

Most of you already know by now that the Morrissey autobiography is now out in publication in the Penguin 'Classics' series. The 'Classics' series are classic novels by Penguin, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, etc. However, one of the prerequisites for Morrissey to publish was to have it as such. Pretty much I've already read all the stuff about the Smiths, Morrissey, Johnny Marr angle, but their are some stuff that I didn't know, such as favourite player is George Best (saw him at Old Trafford when he was 8 yrs.old), almost kidnapped in Mexico in 2007, etc. They say it's already at #1 for Amazon UK at 457 pages !

http://apnews.excite.com/article/201310 ... KNO82.html
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Re: Morrissey Autobiography

Postby TheWarmth » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:55 pm

So annoying that this isn't available in the U.S. Might have to order from Amazon.co.uk.
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Re: Morrissey Autobiography

Postby toomilk » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:49 am

I was able to get it on the US Amazon today for $18 inc shipping!

Looking forward to it. I love the cover. Such an arrogant prick, but god dammit if it isn't genius.
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Re: Morrissey Autobiography

Postby BzaInSpace » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:48 am

So far it's pretty disappointing. An over reliance on heavily verbose language can get in the way of a good tale. (Dylan managed to get it right in his book.) The bit where he attempts to murder Mike Joyce around 1996 is quite amusing though, and interesting to know that the song 'Sorrow Will Come In The End' samples Joyce's terrified screaming from the boot of Morrissey's car.

Also, his is ultra-vegetarian brethen will be very disappointed by his revelatory confession discussing his secret addiction to KFC and Burger King...
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Re: Morrissey Autobiography

Postby Shinesalight » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:57 am

BzaInSpace wrote:Also, his is ultra-vegetarian brethen will be very disappointed by his revelatory confession discussing his secret addiction to KFC and Burger King...


Brilliant! :lol:
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Re: Morrissey Autobiography

Postby spacemanrich » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:39 pm

Should I ask why Joyce was in the boot of the car ?

Funny ! No one can resist the 7 secret herbs/spices in the Colonel's KFC recipe !
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Re: Morrissey Autobiography

Postby BzaInSpace » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:54 pm

spacemanrich wrote:Should I ask why Joyce was in the boot of the car ?


Yeah sure - I think he had issues with some of Morrissey's near-the-knuckle racist comments.
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Re: Morrissey Autobiography

Postby BzaInSpace » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:55 pm

Either that or Moz just wanted to "send him to Belize" due to insitigating the 90s court case, which Morrissey spends a vast amount of time in the book dwelling on the unfairness of it all...

You decide.
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Re: Morrissey Autobiography

Postby mojo filters » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:33 pm

I'm waiting 'til Christmas to get my eager hands on a copy of this much anticipated weighty tome. Hence I would appreciate it if folks could be mindful in respect of posting spoilers, as I'm looking forward to letting the plot unfold in my own time.

Also I found this amusing link recently:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/who-s ... e?s=mobile
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Re: Morrissey Autobiography

Postby BzaInSpace » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:54 am

America beware!

Poetic tales of casual racism and massive vengeful missives against Judge John Weeks (and "the drummer") is coming to you very soon...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/29/busin ... raphy.html

And Mojo - sorry. In that case I'll not mention his admission to "sending Margaret Thatcher hundreds of beautiful love letters" during the 1980s, or his plans to replace Johnny Marr with Cilla Black following Strangeways...
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Re: Morrissey Autobiography

Postby mojo filters » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:35 pm

BzaInSpace wrote:America beware!

Poetic tales of casual racism and massive vengeful missives against Judge John Weeks (and "the drummer") is coming to you very soon...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/29/busin ... raphy.html

And Mojo - sorry. In that case I'll not mention his admission to "sending Margaret Thatcher hundreds of beautiful love letters" during the 1980s, or his plans to replace Johnny Marr with Cilla Black following Strangeways...


Bollocks...now it's barely worth me getting a copy, since all the important bits of the plot I was so looking forward to have been revealed right here.

I hope you all feel proud of yourselves, ruining Moz for a poor boy like me :-(
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