Review: Morrissey FAQ by D McKinney

Morrissey FAQThe Blurb

No one can argue that Morrissey is one of the best lyricists and charismatic front men in music history. But people love to argue about other things – his mysterious personal life, his pompous attitude, and the history and meaning behind his biggest hits.

Morrissey FAQ will put to rest any questions and doubts about the singer known around the world for his meaningful lyrics and biting wit. Readers will also learn about his passions, his weaknesses, the people who love him, the people who hate him, and the people who want to be him. Not since Elvis have fans been so obsessed with a singer; they fight with each other at concerts, they rush and tackle him onstage, they dress and act like him, and they even build shrines dedicated to him. Liking Morrissey isn’t just liking his music – it’s a way of life.

Morrissey is known for his over-the-top lyrics, his stage antics, his philosophies, and his whining. But after reading this book and digging deeper into the brooding mystique that is Morrissey, you’ll also start whining…for more Moz!

The Review

It is a somewhat weird truth that music fans tend to go through a Morrissey phase. Love him or hate him people go through a period of their lives where they list, love, hate, critique and generally wax lyrical about the man himself or his original band The Smiths.

D McKinney takes her love a bit further than this.

McKinney’s love for Morrissey drips of every page of this fascinating book. The insight and depth of knowledge that McKinney has is astonishing. From really straight forward numerical details e.g. dates of release of singles, chart position, etc. to random facts. It really is remarkable. This is the good thing about McKinney’s book Morrissey FAQ.

However, this book did have some cloying moments. I felt that McKinney offered her own opinion far too often; it made Morrissey FAQ seem amateurish and sometimes ruined the flow of the impressive facts and extensive knowledge that McKinney so clearly knew.

Morrissey FAQ is a diehard fan of Morrissey’s dream book. It allows you to have someone else to fangirl with. For me, it just had too much personal interjection.

Morrissey FAQ by D McKinney is available now.

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