Dandy in the Underworld has ratings and reviews. karen said: when i Sebastian Horsley’s autobiography, Dandy in the Underworld, is possibly his. Buy Dandy in the Underworld by Sebastian Horsley (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. Underworld dandy: Sebastian Horsley dies, aged 47, of suspected overdose. He was an artist, writer, Soho peacock and much more – yet.
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Preview — Dandy in the Underworld by Sebastian Horsley. Dandy in the Underworld: An Unauthorized Autobiography by Sebastian Horsley. Paperbackpages. Danndy March 11th by Harper Perennial first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dandy in the Underworldplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Dandy in the Underworld. Lists with This Book. Jun debastian, karen rated it liked it Recommends it for: View all 19 comments.
Mar 19, R. This fella was denied entry into the U. Seriously, he was cockblocked on U. Spitzer swallow, the difference is 50 bucks.
This redneck Chernobyl had a copy. Bu This fella was denied entry into the U. But the best is by Shane McGowan: Horsley his name reminds me of Lee Horsley – star of Matt Houston an 80s-era TV show also includes Conscientious Objections by, uh, various media folk.
Also purchased the widescreen edition of Shadow of the Vampire. One of the smartest horror movies in the past ten years. An epigram of cocaine on every page – guaranteed to blow your mind. Recommended at the price, for those with insatiable appetites for destruction.
View all 11 comments. Mar 11, Tosh rated it really liked it. On every page there is at least two or three great one line zingers that’s hysterical. On the surface he’s Oscar Levent’s grandchild – he must be to come off so witty. I don’t fully buy his whole dandy identity, but nevertheless that doesn’t make me like this book any less. He’s a very and I mean ‘very’ funny writer. A natural wit which is rare these days. To say I enjoyed reading this book is like asking me if I like Ice Cream on a very hot day He’s a winner and afer reading the book I’m stil On every page there is at least two or three great one line zingers that’s hysterical.
To say I enjoyed reading this book is like asking me if I like Ice Cream on a very hot day He’s a winner and afer reading the book I’m still not clear in what he does for a living or his passion. I am presuming he’s a visual artist -nevertheless who cares he is a genius in the cutting mark – and that’s an unique talent. Buy the book and read it and have a really great chuckle. Jan 28, Anita Dalton rated it did not like it Shelves: I had no knowledge of anything substantive that Sebastian Horsley had done before I read his memoir and really, does one have to accomplish anything in life to write a misery memoir?
He is the car wreck. But instead of not wanting to look away, you want to look I had no knowledge of anything substantive that Sebastian Horsley had done before I read his memoir and really, does one have to accomplish anything in life to write a misery memoir?
But instead of not wanting to look away, you want to look because you want to see what else the dandy will do for your attention. In a sense, it is less a car wreck than watching a dancing monkey.
A dancing monkey with fabulous hair. And to his credit, Horsley does not claim to be much else. Hell, I take back what I said above.
I say read it. And when you read it, wear jeans. If you are a woman, no make-up. If you are a man, squirt cheez whiz from a can straight into your mouth with every page turn. Do the cheez whiz part if you are a woman too.
Sebastian Horsley: the show must go on
Then, when you are finished, take a picture of yourself naked and send it to him as a thanks for all his hard work in the field of the arts. Realize that no matter how fat, ugly, and casually dressed you may be, by sucking down that cheez whiz and photographing your dimpled ass, you have still contributed more to the art of the Western world than Horsley.
Seb would agree, I think. Read the rest of the review here: Apr 10, Melanie rated it did not like it Recommended to Melanie by: I’m fairly compulsive about finishing books that I’m reading, but even at the halfway point, I’m just not interested in this. And that’s even after taking the book with me on several long-ish train trips, with no other reading material at hand–I think I napped instead. One problem is an entirely personal one, and to which I will freely admit: I’m not a huge fan of the memoir genre.
Other people’s lives, no matter how much crazy nonsense has transpired in them, hold less of a fascination for m I’m fairly compulsive about finishing books that I’m reading, but even at the halfway point, I’m just not interested in this. Other people’s lives, no matter how much crazy nonsense has transpired in them, hold less of a fascination for me than the stuff that people conjure up. I will say it loud, say it proud: But the other problem is that Horsley crams an average of three quips into every paragraph.
The genuinely funny remarks, the really witty and Wildean observations, are diluted by his insistence on throwing everything at the wall and hoping that something, anything sticks. View all 7 comments. Apr 23, Therese rated it it was ok.
Well, what can I tell you. This seemed right up my alley. Disfunctional, rich, artistic, sadistic, once-cruxified, Sebastian Horsley had all the raw material for a great memoir. If he could only rid himself of the copious one-liners chapter after chapter, this would have been a great read. In-between attempts at wit, there are some good parts, and you get the feeling that Horsley is a very sad and damaged person with a great story to tell.
But then he hides behind this wacky persona, and the nar Well, what can I tell you. But then he hides behind this wacky persona, and the narrative falls back into feeling like it’s told to you by Auntie Mame. If you want to spend pages laughing over quips. Horsely has a fine grasp of language, I’ll give him that, but I would have prefered more emotion and less emoting.
An okay read, very articulate guy, certainly had a very interesting life. Mar 22, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: HAD to get this book by someone refused entry to the States due to moral turpitude Are we one sad nation or what? Looks very promising so far.
I bought way too many books at St Mark’s Bookshop yesterday The first third is in some ways the most interesting–Horsley and siblings as ‘feral children,’ neglected in a sort of mansion by alcoholic and out-to-lunch dnady. The rest may not be as fascinating at times tiresomebu HAD to get this book by someone refused entry to the States due tye moral turpitude The rest may not be as fascinating at times tiresomebut Horsely is often very funny, and apparently, open and honest about his foibles, predilections and mis adventures as an outlaw in life and art, sex and drugs.
The last bit is really very good.
I like a lot of what Horsley has to say about life, art, addiction. Some passages from the book’s end I don’t believe I need to put a “spoiler’s alert” here? We all thirst for it. Our ambitions burst like some brightly coloured insects from the earthbound grub.
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But then we get captured, chloroformed by convention, pinned down in little suburban boxes for the rest of our life. I have fluttered like a mayfly. I have danced my glinting puzzles over life’s flowing stream. Mayflies may only live for a day. To live for the day is all underwirld there is.