Morrissey’s Penguin Classic

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Is it worth it purchasing this book? And, yes I know that it has a notoriously bad reputation.
 

Peanut

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Oh god I'd forgotten about that review, it's genius. Even for sarcastic little asides like:

"Morrissey's bracket work alone should be generating some awards buzz."
This review here is the real Penguin Classic. Perhaps Moz could hire Mr. O'Reilly as a ghost writer/editor for the sequel?

Although I do think the more general coverage of the book's sex scenes wildly missed the mark - you can't write something like "Cojones are not the most useful accouterments at times like these" while keeping a straight face.
 
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I love this on the back cover:-

'Beware the novelist...intimate and
indiscreet...pompous, prophetic airs...
here is the fact of fiction...an American
tale where, naturally, evil conquers
good, and none live happily ever after,
for the complicated pangs of the empty
experiences of flesh-and-blood human
figures are the reasons why nothing can
ever be enough. To read a book is to let
a root sin down. List of the Lost is the
reality of what is true battling against
what is permitted to be true'
MORRISSEY
 
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Hello Vex🙂

Vex,
I have nothing against you. It’s actually kind of endearing how much affection and compassion you have for Morrissey, but we definitely approach him differently than one another.

So I’m sorry if you took any offense.
 
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This review here is the real Penguin Classic. Perhaps Moz could hire Mr. O'Reilly as a ghost writer/editor for the sequel?

Although I do think the more general coverage of the book's sex scenes wildly missed the mark - you can't write something like "Cojones are not the most useful accouterments at times like these" while keeping a straight face.
This is even more of a reason (even if I’m wrong) that I’ve convinced myself, that the book might be intended as a complete joke.
 

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Oh, I had forgotten the hilarity of 'bulbous salutations' and 'otherwise central zones'! Amazing stuff 😆

It would have been much better if he never bothered with the other stuff, and the entire book was just one huge pornographic sweaty love fest.
 

Dirk Blaggard

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Remember there was gonna be an audio book, I wonder who the voice was.
Has anyone ever used an AI voice to make a Morrissey voice ?
Get that to read this and his auto, be a bit crap but could be amusing ...Then again
 

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Thanks!
Yes, I’m even more convinced than I was before that this book is NOT meant to be taken seriously.
The fact, that he uses such absurdly pretentious and verbose language to describe sex makes my belief all the more stronger.

Thanks!
My belief has just become stronger that this book can’t possibly be meant to be taken seriously.
I agree with you, those passages are insanely funny but so bad:lbf::lbf:
 

Dirk Blaggard

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This review here is the real Penguin Classic. Perhaps Moz could hire Mr. O'Reilly as a ghost writer/editor for the sequel?

Although I do think the more general coverage of the book's sex scenes wildly missed the mark - you can't write something like "Cojones are not the most useful accouterments at times like these" while keeping a straight face.
I agree
He was obviously joking with the sex scenes. People were just being nasty .

I said at the time, it was the first "chink" in the M's genius and talent. After his auto was hailed by many as brilliant, this came out and it wasn't great, to be kind, so people just went to town on him.

I liked it, some one should do a audio book of it
 
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Remember there was gonna be an audio book, I wonder who the voice was.
Has anyone ever used an AI voice to make a Morrissey voice ?
Get that to read this and his auto, be a bit crap but could be amusing ...Then again
Actor David Morrissey did the Audiobook for Autobiography, but I’m not sure who would agree to do List of the Lost.
 
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I can't wrap my head around the fact that the man who wrote Autobiography (a modern Moz masterpiece) is the same guy behind this book. He can write beautifully, so just how did he make this mess? Was it a joke? Does he have some sort of 'blind spot' when he's not writing about his own feelings? Was he drinking tequila as he wrote it? It's baffling.
 
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I can't wrap my head around the fact that the man who wrote Autobiography (a modern Moz masterpiece) is the same guy behind this book. He can write beautifully, so just how did he make this mess? Was it a joke? Does he have some sort of 'blind spot' when he's not writing about his own feelings? Was he drinking tequila as he wrote it? It's baffling.
I have mixed feelings about his Autobiography😔 This Is likely either a controversial or unpopular opinion… I would imagine?

Considering how you stated emphatically that you believe it to be a masterpiece.
 
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I really do think @Flora Fauna is right, this is a total troll move. Think about it. All the great literature he has read and he writes this?
Moz has frequently complained that we don't have great literature or plays or poems or anything anymore so we must rely on great music to convey messages and ideas.
He got Penguin to release this, I think as a classic? Probably to prove his point that you can get anything published.
 
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All the great literature he has read and he writes this?
Writing a novel is a different discipline than either lyrics or an autobiography. With fiction you need to create believeably characters, come up with an intreresting story etc. I still think this was an honest attempt to write a 'classic' novel, not a troll move. The trouble is it's Morrissey's first attempt, and like all first attempts, it should never have seen the light of day. This is the equivalent of his early lyrics like 'I'm Ready for the Electric Chair' or whatever. If he was serious about wanting to become a novelist, he should have written 5 or 6 novels in secret - had feedback from an editor so he could learn his craft, and got better each time, before unleashing 'List of the Lost' to the world.
 
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