Morrissey’s debut novel, List Of The Lost, is out tomorrow via Penguin Books in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. We first learned about it almost two years ago, but until today, we still had no idea what it was actually about. Here’s how Moz just described it in a new post on his official fansite 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.
Haha ok Morrissey.
UPDATE: Early reviews are in. The Guardian says, “It is an unpolished turd of a book, the stale excrement of Morrissey’s imagination.”