Morrissey by Pat Reid is published by a small company called Outlines which is dedicated to ‘chronicling the lives of some of the most exceptional gay and lesbian artists’.
There is nothing in the book, however, which makes it particularly suitable for its intended market. It is a run of the mill biography; more a fan-zine really. This is not how the author sees it, though. ‘Right from the very first interview, Morrissey’s sexuality was pinned and mounted like a butterfly,’ states the author at the start of Chapter 2. This is not even true: Morrissey’s sexuality was always ambiguous and revealed only gradually throughout the years of his greatest fame.
I find any collection of thoughts about Morrissey interesting because I find him interesting but this is of limited appeal.