I've got a couple of things I'd like to mention here. The first thing is, I was wondering about "James Dean is Not Dead". I could swear that I've read a couple of times that this was a book written by our Mozzer but just recently I've seen it referred to as an essay. I obviously have never read this work, as ashamed as I am to admit it, and now I can no longer control my interest in it. If anyone has any information on where I might be able to read or buy "James Dean is Not Dead", I would be very grateful. If anybody out there is willing to sell me a copy, I'd be willing to pay quite a lot of money for it. Probably.
The next thing I wanted to mention to the masses is the way Morrissey so shamelessly has been plagiarized by Bret Easton Ellis (Less Than Zero and The Rules of Attraction) in his most recent attempt at writing, "American Psycho" (coming to a theatre near you). On page 377's first paragraph there is a passage that reads "Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?" Does this sound familiar to anyone or everyone? Now, I've always liked that line of "Sister, I'm a Poet" (the words aren't exactly identical but it's obvious that Mr. Ellis has stolen them) as I've always found it clever and I hate the idea of Bret Easton Ellis taking credit for it. This is the only book of his that I have read but it's painfully apparent that he is absolutely incapable of being this witty. He has proven through his works that he is a virtual expert on anything "eighties" and I find it extremely difficult to swallow that he knows nothing about The Smiths or Morrissey. I probably wouldn't be so irked by what he's done if I didn't hate the book so much. I just can't help but allow some of this revulsion towards "American Psycho" transfer onto the author.
"Please excuse the length of my letter. If I had more time it would be shorter."
- George Bernard Shaw