"Practically every paragraph has a line or two that demands to be read aloud to the mirror, tattooed on foreheads, carved on tombstones."
"Morrissey is a pop star of unusual writing talent."
The New York Times
Autobiography covers Morrissey's life from his birth until the present day.
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Yeah. David Morrissey did a great job and I'll read anything by Morrissey.
There aren't really any characters, but then again Morrissey is a character unto himself, either way David Morrissey is does a really good job. He has a really nice voice and is able to pull off the funny little Morrisseyisms that Moz tends to say now and then.
Yeah because I didn't think there was enough detail in this.
Honestly, I LOVE Morrissey but this book was just ok. As a fan, I found it interesting but but lacking in detail. He just kind of breezes over topics/relationships rather quickly. However, His writing is really lovely and he comes off as charming and witty which is no surprise. I would love to read some fiction by him as I think he is a great story teller normally. I love him but I'm not going to give him 5/5 just because he's Moz which is what i feel people are doing.
I would like to hear more about the creation of The Smith's music and the stories that inspired them to write some of their songs.
No. He is very good.
I love The Smith's and Morrissey's music and never knew a great deal about the band. I was hoping this would be an informative peek behind the scenes, but disappointingly, it drags on and on against all those who wronged Morrissey. The book is very artistically written, especially the beginning about his childhood. We all know Morrissey to be opinionated and I can allow him his fair share of gripes, but the greater part of the book dwells in negativity. Morrissey was an instrumental player during a great period for music, however, he seems very pessimistic about all that happened to him. Rightfully so? Maybe. I would just like to hear more about the music and songs and less about his legal woes or his rants against those who eat meat.
Being a voyeur.
The author of course, for obvious reasons.
Great timing and delivery.
Morrissey in the 70s was extremely interesting.
Moz is the tops and in fine literary form in his autobiography. Covers his Irish heritage and upbringing in England and his severed alliance with Smiths co-founder and guitarist Johnny Marr. Also goes into his hatred of Margaret Thatcher.
Morrissey's strong opinion and point of view.
No. Just watched him on AMC's The Walking Dead
Any fan of The Smiths or Morrissey will love this book.
I was a major Smiths fan in my formative years, so it is great to hear Morrissey's take on events as they unfolded through the songs. Though, in true Morrissey fashion, the tone is always one of a certain downcast robot from Hitchhiker's Galaxy, I thought the writing and story telling were great!
I would recommend it to a fanatic like myself
stories about manchester, remembering which shows i was able to see
the track was really skippy, start and stop constantly annoying. would have returned it but it wasnt a selection to be able too
I love listening in the car on the way to work. I like history and stuff.
Wonderfully narrated and very funny in dry, I presume Morrisey way. Excellent listen although he may have dwelled a little too long on the court case, but it's his retribution.
Yes. When the reader is engaging it adds to the experience as opposed to slogging through just to digest the story.
The way he tells his story. And it is his story and not necessarily the story of The Smiths. While I would have enjoyed more details about the creation of his music I know that there are plenty of books that deal with just that. This is his life though and he tells it in a way that only he can. Very literate and literary.
He does a wonderful job with this material. He doesn't seem to interpret what he thinks the story should be or how it should be told, but he adds an elegance that makes the material shine.
I did laugh, actually. A few times. A big smile when I'd hear a certain turn of phrase.
This is not a history of The Smiths and while some of the stories from his childhood are things that will likely lead me to Google some items it was a pleasure to listen to.
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