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I, Crowley

Phil Hine reviews I, Crowley: Almost the Last Confession of the Beast 666 by Snoo Wilson in the Bkwyrm archive.

Crowley remains (doubtless he would be delighted) a controversial figure. He has his detractors, his acolytes, imitators and those who would ‘whitewash over’ all the naughty things he is supposed to have done. In I, Crowley, Snoo Wilson seems to have, to my mind, captured a sense of the essence of Aleister. At least, at times when I was reading this novel, I had to remind myself that this was not the Beast himself talking! Snoo Wilson turns a neat epigram, and has the delightful blend of eloquence and crudity which for me, is the mark of the Beast. Covering ‘his’ meeting with Leah Hirsig, the founding of the Abbey of Thelema and that er, unfortunate incident with a cat, I, Crowley is a thoroughly engaging romp of which the first 666 copies have a piece of hygienically-cured goatskin glued to the spine! Definitely one for the bookshelves!

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Mel Smith and other fond farewells in wake of Snoo

Michael Coveney missed out hearing Simon Callow regale a funeral going audience with tales of his adventures while researching Aleister Crowley in Sicily. How’s that for passing mention of Aleister Crowley in “Mel Smith and other fond farewells in wake of Snoo“? I know about the abysmal Bruce Dickinson film where Simon Callow played a surprisingly good Crowley, but I wasn’t aware of an as yet unmade film. Cowell was pretty much the only thing worth watching in Chemical Wedding but, even then, you’d best just stop watching in the middle to avoid the unnecessary death of brain cells entailed by a full viewing. But, what is this about some other Crowley film, as yet unfilmed?

“I was out of town on Friday and unable to attend Snoo Wilson’s funeral, but my friend Peter Ansorge assures me that Simon Callow was on fine form, in a purple suit, singing Snoo’s praises and recounting their hilarious adventures while researching in Sicily the film about Aleister Crowley they never managed to make.” [via]