Yet, as Mark Simpson argues in this wickedly funny and deeply sacrilegious "psycho-bio" -- told through the lens of his own obsession as a lifelong fan -- Morrissey isn't quite so enigmatic as he might appear. To understand this most private (and sexually ambivalent) of stars, one need only uncover the countless clues to his personality in his startlingly candid song lyrics and his innumerable provocative interviews.
Simpson deftly explores why Morrissey bewitched a generation -- and why he remains as intriguing as ever. Both an insightful look at the singer's career and a personal story of a boy's first love for his music idol, Saint Morrissey is, like its subject, shrewd, sharp-witted, charming, and utterly original....Continua
Here is an example of a biography that doesn't focus on the historical reconstruction of Moz's life, and let his own words, lyrics and interviews speak for themselves. Simpson is surely a great fan of Morrissey, but above all is a journalist and a researcher who knows his stuff. Extremely enjoyable....Continua