Tropic of Skorpeo by Michael Morrissey – review

By Michael Larsen In Books

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24th January, 2013
Michael Morrissey’s much-publicised battle with bipolar disorder was always going to shadow this, his first major work since a documentary and memoir on the experience of that illness. Anyone who thought it may have driven this remarkable and prodigious creative talent to writing about bleakness and despair will be relieved: Tropic of Skorpeo is vivid and fast-paced, the direct opposite of the paralysing greyness that constitutes depression. Juraletta of Venera is all set to marry the (c)rusty old Fissionable Duke (he exists on a diet of heavy metals) when a chance trip ...

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