29.9.10

Sweet Smell of Psychosis: Will Self, Walking to Hollywood

Will Self inspired by mental illnesses and conditions in new memoir
Will Self
At the 3:AM Magazine website, Anna Aslanyan reviews Will Self's semi-fictional memoir, Walking to Hollywood: 'If the first and the last pieces are inspired by obsessive-compulsive disorder and Alzheimer’s, the main one, Walking to Hollywood, draws on psychosis. The author’s journey through L.A. becomes a film with himself in the lead role (to further complicate his condition, there appear to be two different people cast as “Self”), while everyone he meets on his way is played by a popular screen actor.' [Read more]

Source: Anna Aslanyan, 'Self Obsessed', 3:AM Magazine, 27 September 2010

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