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by Peter Biskind, Bloomsbury, €12.95. Gods And Monsters,

23rd April, 2005

by Peter Biskind, Bloomsbury, €12.95. Gods And Monsters,

Some of you will recoil in horror when reading the opening sentence of this book, where Peter Biskind describes himself as “a recovering celebrity journalist'‘. That would usually be the cue for 300 pages of self-regarding, deeply uninteresting gonzo journalism, with too many yarns about the author's foibles and precious little about his subjects.

While Gods and Monsters is far better than that first line would...

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