It looks like Peter Hook has taken to writing. After telling the story of the rise and fall of The Haçienda in “The Haçienda: How Not To Run A Club”, the former New Order bassist is getting ready to publish a new set of memoires, this time from his days with Joy Division. “Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division” will be out on 1st October through Simon & Schuster. According to NME, the book tells the story of the band from the start until Ian Curtis' suicide, and promises to clear up some of the misunderstandings and inaccuracies that have been spread by previous books on the same subject.
“The thing that really surprises me about all the Joy Division books is that they're done by people who were not anywhere near Joy Division, So I'm hoping this one will put my demons to rest in the same way that the Haçienda one put my Haçienda demons to rest. I hope this book puts my Joy Division demons to rest,” said Hook a few months ago, when explaining his motives for writing the book. Now he claims to be one of the few credible narrators of the story of the band. “It's very strange. Over the years Joy Division has become a huge part of music culture. A lot of people think they know what happened. But they don't. Anyone who’s ever written a book or made a film about Joy Division, unless they were sat in that van or car with us, they don’t know anything about it. Me, Barney, Steve, Ian, Rob, Twinny, Terry and Dave. Only us lot know what really happened…”