Noel Gallagher is no fan of fiction

Noel Gallagher photographed for British GQ at Dean St Studios, London, 3 June.
Noel Gallagher photographed for British GQ at Dean St Studios, London, 3 June.

In the latest issue of British GQ, Noel Gallagher gets awarded Icon Of The Year, and has a few things to say, of course. In the interview, he talks about One Direction, Liam, and his hatred for fiction books.

I only read factual books. I can’t think of… I mean, novels are just a waste of f***ing time. I can’t suspend belief in reality… I just end up thinking, ‘This isn’t f***ing true.’ I like reading about things that have actually happened. I’m reading this book at the minute – The Kennedy Tapes. It’s all about the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis – I can get into that. Thinking, ‘Wow, this actually f***ing happened, they came that close to blowing the world up!’ But… what f***ing winds me up about books……is, like… my missus will come in with a book and it will be titled – and there’s a lot of these, you can substitute any word, it’s like a Rubik’s Cube of shit titles – it’ll be entitled The Incontinence Of Elephants. And I’ll say “What’s that book about?” And she’ll say, “Oh it’s about a girl and this load of f***ing nutters…” Right… so it’s not about elephants, then? Why the f*** is it called The Incontinence Of Elephants? Another one: The Tales Of The Clumsy Beekeeper. What’s that about? “Oh it’s about the French Revolution.” Right, f*** off. If you’re writing a book about a child who’s locked in a f***ing cupboard during the f***ing Second World War… he’s never seen an elephant. Never mind a f***ing giraffe. Fifty Shades Of Grey? Fifty shades of s****. I’m not having it.