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    Default Article: The Severed Alliance (Updated Edition) pre-order at Rough Trade shop (Oct 1, 2012)

    Just spotted on Roughtrade.com

    http://www.roughtrade.com/site/shop_...ku&sku=351088#

    Cheers Moz

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    Sounds juicy. I wonder how much new info/interviews are included in the updated version? Marr said he regretted speaking to Rogan the first time around; I wonder if he's contributed this time. Strange that a revision hasn't got wider Press, especially given all the attention to the new edition of Mozipedia etc.

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    How many updates has this book had? jesus christ...

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    I wonder if there is a further 20 pages on the history of Ireland in this one.....

    Interestingly, there is a big volume on the Smiths coming out by another author in the Autumn.......

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    Mozipedia is soo much better in every way, but I'm sure I'll be getting this one

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    Default Re: Article: The Severed Alliance (Updated Edition) pre-order at Rough Trade shop

    is the book any good? i've had my doubt since the first time i heard about it on here years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21punksalute View Post
    Mozipedia is soo much better in every way, but I'm sure I'll be getting this one
    It's a completely different book

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21punksalute View Post
    Mozipedia is soo much better in every way, but I'm sure I'll be getting this one
    Well, it's maybe a bit unfair to compare a book published way back in 1992 before the internet, with the Mozipedia which came out in 2009. Even Simon acknowledged in his book that the Severed Alliance was "a bedrock foundation for every subsequent investigation into the group, this one included" and that nothing had "escaped the shadow of its influence". Len Brown said the same in the intro to his book. I don't know what an update would cover, but Rogan was the only person to attend the court case in its entirety so some of that might throw up some new info or revelations. Who knows?

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    I had a wonderful opportunity to buy *The Severed* in New York some years ago but did not. It is a heavy book and I tried to read the two first pages to have a glimpse of the whole thing but found it to be not much interesting. I did regret and thought I was stupid for missing the chance to have it for good. By the way, I found this one online: "Is It really So Strange?"
    http://2ndcannons.com/Jones_IsItStrng_cover.html
    http://2ndcannons.com/Jones_IsItStrng_introD.html
    http://2ndcannons.com/Jones_IsItStrng_12.html
    http://2ndcannons.com/Jones_IsItStrng_20.html
    http://2ndcannons.com/Jones_IsItStrng_22.html

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    Rogan is beneath contempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Well, it's maybe a bit unfair to compare a book published way back in 1992 before the internet, with the Mozipedia which came out in 2009. Even Simon acknowledged in his book that the Severed Alliance was "a bedrock foundation for every subsequent investigation into the group, this one included" and that nothing had "escaped the shadow of its influence". Len Brown said the same in the intro to his book. I don't know what an update would cover, but Rogan was the only person to attend the court case in its entirety so some of that might throw up some new info or revelations. Who knows?
    Are you the author touting for trade?
    Books on Morrissey are a waste of time if there are no family or friends as sources of information.
    I agree with the earlier poster ' Mozipedia'is the only book worth the money.
    James Maker said Severed was a book of lies and full of inaccurate information.

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    I am going to wear 2 black roses and a black pudding* in my boxers on stage at the M A gig (*Bury Black Pudding )

    Don't buy this book

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    There have been several books on Morrissey and The Smiths released since this first came out - some of which tear shreds off Rogan. The debate has moved on. I wonder if he has taken this on board or if he's just pretending it didn't happen?

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    Typography on the cover is awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by applebuttaz View Post
    is the book any good? i've had my doubt since the first time i heard about it on here years ago.
    it is not good, it's FANTASTIC. Do yourself a favour and buy it, honestly. I loved every single page on that book. It starts slow, the first chapter is not very interesting but after that you just can't stop reading.
    I also recommend a book called "HOW SOON IS NEVER", it's a novel about two guys who want to reunite The Smiths. I had a fantastic time reading it, hightly recommended.

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    Heheh.
    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    I am going to wear 2 black roses and a black pudding* in my boxers on stage at the M A gig (*Bury Black Pudding )

    Don't buy this book

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    I think some translation is needed here. 'Controversial' - you mean loads of people thought it was rubbish! 'Denounced the book and called for the death of its author' - yeah, not because it was in any way daring or dangerous but because Morrissey was having his story retold by a really thick bloke who can't write! 'Did a u-turn and cited it' - it is not a 'u-turn' to mention the book. 'Widely acclaimed' - by who??? 'More insight and analysis' - where was this the first time around?!!

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    When it first came out I loved it - I found it a fascitnating insight.
    I re-read it a couple of years ago however, and whilst the story is still often fascinating, the writing style is pretty hideous, and it's full of unsubstantiated speculation passing off as gospel truth.

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    There are some free e-books online (I mean, not the full transcript) but anyway, does anybody have a link to this book in particular?
    :-)

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