The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
He is hated, worshiped, and feared. His music has been the subject of public protests, boycotts, and bans. He has been arrested and even made the subject of a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing. He is Brian Warner, aka Marilyn Manson, one of the biggest and most controversial stars in rock music today. In his autobiography, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, Manson recounts h...more
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But, whenever I start thinking that, I flashback to the scene in this book where the whole band is gangbanging a deaf groupie who is covered in lunch meat--No, really. Lunch meat.--while screaming insults at her.
I mean, really. If you're going to shag a lunch-meat covered groupie while insulting her, have the balls to do it to a girl who can HEAR you.
I really don't care about ...more
The beginning of the memoir started slow and used clichés — please don’t describe a scene by saying it was like a poorly m ...more
every single part of it.
marilyn manson is definitely the most interesting character that has ever existed on the face of this green planet.
this book was stocked full of the crazy things he's experienced and done throughout his life. it was amazing.
but this book is not for the people who are weak of heart or weak to their stomach. there's plenty of sad and heart sinking moments but also grotesque, wacky parts that could scar the most fragile of minds.
<3 i loved it. best book ...more
It's built like a fan book of sorts, with candid and professional photos, interviews, early writings of Brian Warner sprinkled in and out of his personal narrative. I didn't treat as much of an insight into the man as opposed to the being he created.
His style of writing doesn't flow, but I apreciate his voice. I fou ...more
I read this merely out of curiosity (a morbid one at that) and was probably most surprised by the fact that I was surprised at how tedious I found it. The Long Dull Road Out of Hell is a more precise title.
I don't know what I really expected to find behind Manson's character, but it turns out that... no, I won't spoil it for you. It's unlikely that you care.
This book is about him, his journey, not so much about being a rockstar. He is not a typical rockstar. Similar, yes, and he is an entertainer, but he is not the garden variety rocker that is all about sex and drugs and booze, etc. At least in the ...more
Of course, he bought this book the day it came out and since I had a bit of a morbid interest in the guy my boyfriend fell in love with, I gave it a read.
The two things I got from this book:
1. Brian Warner is an intelligent man.
2. Brian Warn ...more
"The devil doesn't exist. Satanism is about worshipping yourself, because you are responsible for your own good and evil. Christianity's war against the devil has always been a fight against man's most natural instincts - for sex, for violence, for ...more
But one thing is for sure. This guy is messed up.
Neil Strauss coauthors this one, and I've enjoyed his journalism. He does well transitioning f ...more
I love Marilyn Manson in general.
He is very intricate and the people who don't understand him are just too obsorbed in thier own perfect lives to consider the scary but amazing expericences he's had.
He's been through more than most people on this planet, and is still an interesting and genuine guy.
Anyways, the book is a detailed description is his early career and how he got to be who he is.
I found, for a man with no previous experience as an author, his writing was exceptional ...more
2 quotes I liked:
- 'A thing worse than a lie is an exposed lie.'
- 'As a bipedal animal, man by nature gravitates towards his evil side, ...more
This book shows exactly why some people should never write books about themselves. The idea of reading Marilyn Manson's biog ...more
Now, whereas I don't consider myself a fan of his music, I've always been fascinated by Brian Warner, the man behind the alter-ego of Marilyn Manson. In interviews, Manson has always come across as intelligent and articulate, so I was curious to see the man be ...more
This is a great insight into Mariyn's messed up brain. It's a funny, twisted read.
I found at times I felt overwhelmingly sympathetic towards him- although reading the disgusting bits and outrageous things he did (SMOKING BONES FROM A GRAVEYARD? THE POOR RABBIT?)I hadn't realised how sensitive he was underneath how seemingly heartless he seemed at times.The depression and anger Manson feels in which he writes about can only come ...more
What I didn't like was that much of it was ranting about his childhood, trying to evoke a pity party with disturbing memories, much like the notorious Running with Sci ...more
I read it two or three times actually.
And there was a point in time where I carried it in my bag EVERYWHERE I went, now it extremely worn out lol.
I hate when people critisize or ridicule Manson because he actually is a very intellegent person.
I love this book so much, it gives you a real in depth look at his life from childhood to where he is today... with A LOT of twisted details and stories along the way.
Some of it is serious, some of it is ...more