The Portable Henry Rollins
Now don't get me wrong, I am a fan of Mr.Rollin's music and spoken word. I find both excellent and equally honest and gritty.
With this book however, it was too much of a "WELCOME TO MY SICK SAD WORLD" and whether or not it holds true to the author himself, I could care less. It was overall just a monotonous experience. With the one track mind Henry has shown through his poetry, diary entries etc over ...more
Yeah, Rollins can be a pansy, but who isn't? All of his books are just little glances into his mind at that given time. There's no grand plot, there's no happy ending. It's raw. I like that.
I've read this book sever ...more
Go get'em Henry!
At first, I was a little bummed, but in the end it ended up working out really well. I love Henry, love his music, love his writing, love his spoken word, but I'm not the hugest fan of poetry. I need something that keeps me turning pages, dying to know what happens next. Poetry doesn't do it for me. ...more
This is angry, aggressive, gritty, raw and violent. There are no plots, no story arcs, so much rambling. It was just really tough to enjoy and every essay s ...more
Henry Rollins is an artist whose legendary, no-holds-barred performances encompasses music, acting, and written and spoken word. As Details magazine said when it named Rollins the 1994 Man of the Year: "through two decades of rage and discipline, Henry Rollins has transformed himself from an L.A. punk rocker into a universal soldier. His enemies: slackers and hypocrites. His mission: to steel your soul and rock your world."
Rollins was frontman for the seminal punk band Black Flag, and since 19
This book is an overview of Henry Rollins' work, taking excerpts from a number of his works.
It's difficult to give a specific review because the book itself jumps between many points in Rollins' life. I'll distinguish between the three main "segments" of the book. His own thoughts, ramblings, and musings; his life experiences in LA and his experiences touring, and his short stories and poems.
For the first part: the book can ...more
This is acollection of Henry Rollin's written works. They are unpolished, simple, visceral. They are mostly bits of scribblings and writings while on the road, they come from all sorts of times in his life, which is full to the brim of things that are shockingly graphic, maudlin, melancholy and, well, angry.
Despite his lack of any kind of writing training, what he writes is ra ...more
I confess, I have written my share of angst ridden poetry and journal entries. But Mr. Rollins comes off as so suicidal, misanthropic and joyless that it's amazing he hasn't already pulled the trigger to quell his endless misery.
I can' ...more
“Portable” was advertised as a “good adventure story, about brave people with convictions and diminished social sk ...more
After joining the short-lived Washington, D.C. band State of Alert in 1980, Rollins fronted the Californian hardcore punk band Black Flag from 1981 until 1986. Following the band's breakup, Rollins soon established the record label and ...more