Mark Lanegan's singular body of work encompasses dozens of albums both solo and collaborative and his memoir Sing Backwards and Weep was a Sunday Times bestseller and Rough Trade Book of the Year. He died aged 56 in 2022.
Devil in a Coma offers a pleasingly bitter counterpoint to the
clap-for-carers mood of the times
Compelling . . . When he eventually does sing again, Mark Lanegan has the record of a lifetime to make
Devil in a Coma is fired by Lanegan's expressionistic prose and visceral poetry . . . his writing is exhilarating and unexpectedly funny
This slight but weighty volume only adds to the man's muscular and vivid - in every sense of the word - body of work
Lanegan doesn't tread softly or treat himself easily. Maintaining the commitment to the unvarnished truth of Sing Backwards..., he presents himself as a nightmare hospital patient and a flawed human being. But shades of humour illuminate the darkness judiciously
Shades of humour illuminate the dark judiciously.
This latest title is a must-have for Lanegan fans, or anyone left hungry for more of his pitch-black wit