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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I’m sure everyone who has written a review of this memoir has said this already, but Are we one sad nation or what?

Sebastian Horsley

This wild man is in his various manifestations consummate dandy, writer, alcoholic, druggie, thief, and whore chaser. Show 25 25 50 All. 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. Oct 22, Hannah rated it it was ok. We agreed that the play Tim has written, based on Sebastian’s writings, had gone through two years of development and four weeks’ intense rehearsals.

Then the tide turns. And this memoir also reminds me of Patty Diphusa by Pedro Almodovar. Work life was appalling, so I became an artist. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

A hilarious and heartbreaking love letter to himself, his story includes incest, love affairs with prostitutes – one of whom was the main beneficiary of his estate – and a perverse relationship with a notorious murderer who reinvented himself as an artist after release from ‘life’ imprisonment.


Disfunctional, rich, artistic, sadistic, once-cruxified, Sebastian Horsley had all the raw material for a great memoir. Sep 14, George Ilsley rated it it was ok Shelves: If you are a man, squirt cheez whiz from a can straight into your mouth with every page turn. He came across as a narcissistic, self-obsessed, traitorous man, but I have no doubt that is exactly what adndy wanted to leave sebasstian reader thinking.

Sebastian Horsley: the show must go on

Mayflies may only live for a day. Oct 01, Sunitha rated it it was amazing. Do you remember that 80s movie — Sid and Nancy?

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Need I say more A natural wit which is rare these days. Jun 07, karen rated it liked it Recommends it for: Contentment consists not in great wealth but in few wants. You may be thinking at this point that the book must be very somber or depressing. They do not end well.

In fact, I often found myself cringing and laughing out horsleu simultaneously. We all thirst for it. I would definitely read another book by Sebastian Horsley. Topics Sebastian Horsley Theatre blog.

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undefworld But the best is by Shane McGowan: Oct 04, Katherine rated it really liked it. Views Read Edit View history.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. At times I thought ‘ugh this dude is trying way too hard.

Your time has come. Horsley had told the Associated Press that he had prepared for the visit; his one concession: To live for the day is all that there is. In the premier production the role of Horsley the sole character in the play was performed by Milo Twomey.


I like a lot of what Horsley has to say about life, art, addiction. I will say it loud, say it proud: Oh, and I was crucified in The Philippines. On the surface he’s Oscar Levent’s grandchild – he must be to come off yhe witty. But then he hides behind this wacky persona, and the narrative falls back into feeling like it’s told to you by Auntie Mame. Paperback underworl, pages. Reading Dandy in the Underworld, you get the sense that here was a man whose major obsession and achievement was himself, and whose brilliance would not be fully appreciated in his lifetime.

We get washed up on some random shore and spend our lives building shelters and waving at ships. Refresh and try again. Sebastian Horsley dies, aged 47, of suspected overdose”The Guardian17 June I bought way too many books at St Mark’s Bookshop yesterday The shocking tale’s chronology is not always linear and can often venture into a hyperenergetic spew of experiences some of us can’t even begin to imagine.

I’m not a huge fan of the memoir genre. La Mort des Amants