Burying the Hatchet
The recent death of Sebastian Horsely will no doubt generate a string of saccharine eulogies which he would surely have found repugnant. Remember, this was a man who by his own admission had to compensate for his lack of artistic talent “by becoming a complete twat.”
In true Horsely style, the Omnivore pays its tributes with a Hatchet Job, culled from Roger Lewis’ review of Dandy in the Underworld in 2007, entitled “Disliking Sebastian Horsely“:
I don’t find him Satanic and exultant, however. He comes across as an attention-seeking tosser… I rather suspect that in reality, behind the absurd pose, Horsley is a very conventional person, who yearns to become a dry-cleaning Rotarian who drinks nut-brown ale in agreeable hostelries with Godfrey Smith.
One can’t help feeling that a man who once crucified himself would have found this rather pleasing.