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A face that only a mother (or a writer) could love: scribes weigh in on Keith Richards' visage


Keef, seen in an Annie Leibovitz image on a 2008 London billboard advertising Louis Vuitton luggage(Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News )

The release of his new memoir, "Life," has given the literati a long-awaited opportunity -- to describe Keith Richards's face.

  • "A face that seems never to have had the benefit of a moisturizer, let alone a Botox injection." (James Adams, the Globe and Mail)
  • "A debauched, capering streak of living gristle." (Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday)
  • "That flayed, weathered, kohl-eyed visage, whose topography suggests a moonscape irrigated with Jack Daniel's." (Lou Bayard, The Washington Post)
  • "Slumped, stoned, and stupid ... you figured it was only a matter of days before the wires would announce that he'd choked to death on his own vomit." (David Remnick, the New Yorker)
  • "A stale poppadom with a wig on ... a brass rubbing of Bubbles the chimp." (Barbara Ellen, the Observer)
  • "Now 66 and the owner of a face that looks like a plate of pad thai." (Sean Daly, St. Petersburg Times)


  • By The Reliable Source  | October 29, 2010; 1:04 AM ET
     
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