"Burning rats" - Page 13
"rat refusing to die" - Page 24
"Rat pack" - Page 30
"pack rats" - Page 33
"stoning a rat to its death" - Page 39
"rat is large" - Page 39
"rat falls back" - Page 39
"Sewer rats" - Page 138
"Rats that talk" - Page 158
"Feast for rats" - Page 300
"Giant rat" -Page 302
"desert rats" - Page 352
"rats at bay" - Page 352
"Rug-rats" - Page 430
"Dissected rat" - Page 450, although this page is actually unnumbered!)
The second read also brings to light hilarious quotes that were missed first time around, and it soon becomes apparent that 'The Book' will have to be re-read a number of times to fully take these all in. There seems no doubt that 'The Book' will be quoted from for generations to come, and Penguin Classic status is definitely deserved. This second read also brings the opportunity to list ALL 'The Songs and albums mentioned in Autobiography', but I won't repeat the list here, there are rather a lot!
*Stops writing in Autobiography style* There is SO much to take in from 'The Book', that it is impossible to list all the most interesting bits. One of my favourite sections is the lengthy description of the Joyce court case, in which Joyce, along with his lawyer and the Judge are absolutely slaughtered by Moz, and despite a number of people calling this section of 'The Book' a rant, I absolutely love it. For those who may not have been following my blog from the beginning, I managed to get a reaction from Joyce two years ago, after I accused him of being in the wrong taking Morrissey to court. Here was his statement, that can be found on Day 46 of Following The Mozziah:
Mike Joyce said...
However much Joyce protests, as 'The Book' points out, Joyce lost any chance of a Smiths reunion the day he entered court.
Work commitments have meant that my blogging days are few and far between these days, but it would appear Morrissey has returned to LA, and with MorrisseysWorld still showing no signs of returning, I guess I have nothing to write about. The Morrissey 25 Live dvd has entered the UK chart at Number 2, one place ahead of Def Leppard, which made me smile, as in the early days of MW, Def Leppard fans were quite scathing about Moz. Oh happy days... was it really over two years ago?
It is rumoured (rumored) that Morrissey has agreed a book deal in America, so it is VERY likely that 'The Book' could be released in time for Christmas. If it is successful in the US (and why wouldn't it be?), then surely a screen play will be the next step. Could it be that Morrissey may actually get the recognition he deserves in his life time, instead of having to wait until he dies?
Until next time, it's goodbye from me, and I sign off with this....who IS Gelato, the Italian man mentioned in Autobiography that Moz first met in Dublin? Does Romina know? Hmm. And WHAT is the secret message to the Blue Rose Society that is supposedly in 'The Book'? Are the references to Beryl Reid and British Rail codes for Blue Rose? Back for a third read....