The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
In his twenty-nine years, rock idol Manson h...more
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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.
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
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
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
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
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
If you made me choose my favorite part in t...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, 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 book definitely gives insight to his life that helps explain a lot of his music. It also clears up how some of the more ridiculous rumors started. You get to hear about the sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll parts of his life, as well as a bit of the more personal events that helped shape who he is. The beginning of the book starts out very simple, but the writing becomes more mature...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
The Long Hard Road Out of Hell an autobiorgraphy on Brian Warner. Many people have never heard of the name Brian Warner and assume they do not know who he is. Truth is many people know him for his psuedonym Marilyn Manson and from that they form oppinions on him. They think he worships the devil, they think he is gay, and they think he is apart of cruelty to animals. These are all oppinions people formed about him with out hearing the whole story.
Brian has very strong beliefs and good ideas...more
It’s not that I disagree with the goals of shock rock; but I...more
I found myself laughing in parts, cringing in parts and dry-reaching in others but no part of the book gave me that- can't put down- feeling. Which is probably why I couldn't make it past page 223...
It did answer a few questions of not it curiousity that I had and I found it interesting to start. I felt as tho each chapter w...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
I'm a little wary of his professional ethics, considering he bought the "Anton LaVey" (Né Howard Lev...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
This book shows exactly why some people should never write books about themselves. The idea of reading Marilyn Manson's biog...more