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Morrissey: criticisms of debut novel are 'an attack against me'
- The Guardian
The former Smiths frontman has hit back at negative reviews of his novel List of the Lost
“I strongly believe in freedom of expression and critics have to say what they have to say,” he wrote, in an email interview with a Chilean website
(via Contact Music
). “But often the criticisms are an attack against me as a human being and have nothing to do with what they’re reading.”
When asked about how badly List of the Lost, published in September, was received, Morrissey said critics couldn’t express “moral indignation” about the novel’s storyline because they did not like how the book was written. “It wasn’t written