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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The decision was made to present the play as written, and allow the words to speak for themselves in the context of what we know has happened. Horsley ; 8 August — 17 June [1] was a London artist. He criticised everything, sometimes professionally, as in his appearances on the likes of The Culture Show.

Also purchased the widescreen edition of Shadow of the Vampire. I just started this last night, but I love it already. He must also surely have taken pride in the fact that he was deemed more of a threat to America than Wilde had been. Books by Sebastian Horsley. I had no idea who Sebatian Horsley is.

Underworld dandy: Sebastian Horsley dies, aged 47, of suspected overdose

But the best is by Shane McGowan: This is a man who has suffered greatly and not unserworld defeated. No amount of humor detracts me from the suspicion he squandered fortunes and vast intellectual potential to indulge in ephemeral posturing that never soothed his demons, and if he could have just dropped the act, he would have been fine. Other people’s lives, no matter how much crazy nonsense has transpired in them, hold less of a fascination for me than the stuff that people conjure up.

Sebastian Horsley dies, aged 47, of suspected overdose”The Guardian17 June Jul 12, Brian rated it really liked it. I found the blatant misogyny a little difficult to take and yes, he does often and with gusto cross uorsley boundaries of good taste and common sense right into well… moral turpitude according to US customs.


As far as the style of writing is concerned, most of the book consists of aphoristic expressions in the manner of Oscar Wilde – sharp, controversial, entertaining and some of which stolen. Quotes from Dandy in the Unde At times I thought ‘ugh this dude is trying way too hard.

I’m sorry I never got to party with Sebastian. Why not try and see if the horssley had decided to favor you? It took me several months to get through this book I had a long break halfway through, but I try and finish all books I startbut for some people this will probably be right up their alley.

Marriage didn’t do it for me, so I took to prostitutes. One problem is an entirely personal one, and to which I will freely admit: And then the darkness spread, until my eyes were clouded with a velvety shadow. Jan 28, Anita Dalton rated it did not like it Shelves: Sebastian Horsley is unique.

For instance, the show, adapted by Tim Fountain from Horsley’s memoir of the same nameends with Horsley’s exotically outfitted stage double issuing a convivial invitation to audience members to say hello if they should see him in the street afterwards — a likely enough occurrence on press night, when Horsley, a well-known Soho “face”, was actually in the audience, but, since the discovery of Horsley’s body in his flat last Thursday, no longer a possibility.

Sebastian Horsley is like marmite, you either love it or hate it, and even then, your feelings change constantly throughout the book. I like a lot of what Horsley has to say about life, art, addiction. InHorsley married Evlynn Anne Smith 8 September — 18 Aprilthe daughter of a Scottish painter and decorator, and who, together with Meriel Scott, constituted the art and furniture-design company Precious McBane. He’s a very and I mean ‘very’ funny writer. He is a multi-sexual bisexual is too limitingnarcissistic drug addict.


I will say it loud, say it proud: Horsley’s polished phrases and witticisms are sprinkled here and there, but in between is a slog of a book.

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Shoot up and shut up. Nov 23, Alan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Once you’re dead, you are made for life. Disfunctional, rich, artistic, sadistic, once-cruxified, Sebastian Horsley had all the raw danvy for a great memoir. This book is essentially his suicide note. This is not a brothel. Horsley was found dead at his London home on 17 June of a dzndy and cocaine overdose.

To ask other readers questions about Dandy in the Underworldplease sign up. It chronicles some fairly typical hedonistic experiments in my experience of living in London of a degenerate middle class Englishman called Sebastian Horley, a guy who loves glittery suits and nail polish but doesn’t identify as gay although he does dabble regularly in man to man sex. Horsley had an dancy sister, a psychotherapist named Ashley, as well as a younger brother, Jason Horsley.

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Jun 02, Anthony Cristina rated it it was ok. Horsley’s writings often revolve around his dysfunctional family, his drug addictions, sex, and his reliance on prostitutes. Aug 13, Carole Morin rated it liked it. That probably makes me an evil person. I am a futile blast of color in a futile colorless world.

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