|978-0-141-98296-0 Penguin Books (British Import)|
"List of the Lost" is like no other book. It truly goes beyond even taste. For me, it is probably the most Morrissey-like work, in that he has a platform where Morrissey discusses all his obsessions such as vintage AmericanTV shows, and politics. Since the narrative takes place in the 70s there are American politics, but it reads from the point-of-view of a foreigner. Although the narrative takes place in Boston, it is really that country called "Morrisseyland." It's not the United Kingdom, Europe, and for sure, not really America. Yet, it's interesting how Morrissey looks at American culture. In his style, he re-invents the U.S. culture to suit his own aesthetic. And this is what makes him a real genius. I know he's annoying at times, but like the boy with the thorn in his side, he's endlessly fascinating. And although this book is beyond pain or pleasure, it is truly a work of this man. The truth is I love Morrissey.