Bulbous salutation: Morrissey’s book is about a relay team that’s haunted by a demon

Morrissey’s book is about a relay team that’s haunted by a demon

‘List Of The Lost’ also a bit, er, wordy?

Morrissey’s debut novel ‘List Of The Lost’, is released today. To celebrate, the enigmatic singer has posted details of the plot online - to summarise, it’s about a 1970s relay team who accidentally kill someone who turns out to be a demon, so he then curses and haunts them all. Obviously.

In Morrissey’s own words, taken from his official fan-site True To You:

““The theme is demonology … the left-handed path of black magic. It is about a sports relay team in 1970s America who accidentally kill a wretch who, in esoteric language, might be known as a Fetch … a discarnate entity in physical form. He appears, though, as an omen of the immediate deaths of each member of the relay team. He is a life force of a devil incarnate, yet in his astral shell he is one phase removed from life. The wretch begins a banishing ritual of the four main characters, and therefore his own death at the beginning of the book is illusory.”

Sounds ‘a bit much’, to be honest Moz.

However, if somehow that’s not enough for you, The Guardian have today posted a few brilliant excerpts from the novel. There’s plenty of fun to be had, but we’ll just leave you with this particular one, in which Morrissey describes sex. Sleep well.

“Eliza and Ezra rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation, screaming and shouting as they playfully bit and pulled at each other in a dangerous and clamorous rollercoaster coil of sexually violent rotation with Eliza’s breasts barrel-rolled across Ezra’s howling mouth and the pained frenzy of his bulbous salutation extenuating his excitement as it smacked its way into every muscle of Eliza’s body except for the otherwise central zone.”


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