List of the Lost review: Morrissey's novel succumbs to his sententious side
- The Sydney Morning Herald
By Owen Richardson
Terry Eagleton ended his admiring Guardian review of Morrissey's Autobiography
by encouraging him to write fiction. It'd be interesting to know what he makes of List of the Lost
For all the rancour and pretentiousness, Autobiography
was a captivating performance; List of the Lost
reads like the outcome of the perversity, or simple lack of self-awareness, that induces a writer to run with his bad qualities. It's terrible, though in such a bizarre way, unique even, that it might have prospects as a cult book, or at any rate an enduring curiosity. But I wouldn't bet on it.