"If You Want to Find out What Flagellation Is like, Go and See the Passion," Mused Will Self
Millard, Rosie, New Statesman (1996)
I have to reveal that the writer's writer Will Self came to our book club this week to talk about his latest collection of short stories, Dr Mukti and Other Tales of Woe. The evening was none too woeful for us. Particularly the laydeez, who found him, well, simply awesome. His words were as impressively syllabled as ever, yet Self was in a somewhat vulnerable mood, having seen a preview of the Mel Gibson God-flick The Passion that morning. "If you ever want to find out what flagellation is like, go and see The Passion," he mused. Apparently the flogging scene consists of 60 minutes of bloody close-up, which is rather too long even for the urbane Self.
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Publication information: Article title: "If You Want to Find out What Flagellation Is like, Go and See the Passion," Mused Will Self. Contributors: Millard, Rosie - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 133. Issue: 4678 Publication date: March 8, 2004. Page number: 41. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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