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Now Watch Him Die

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Paperback, 188 pages
Published December 12th 1996 by 2.13.61 Publications (first published 1993)
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Dec 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: punk
Normally I would say that I enjoyed Henry Rollins more when I was younger and most agnst ridden than I am now. I'd also say that even when I was younger and more agnst ridden I enjoyed Henry Rollins as a concept more than as a real person, or for anything he was really producing, be it music in the Rollins Band, or with his writing. I don't know if alot of his books I could still read and enjoy them for all their content. I have a feeling the 'historical' writing that he does in some of his book ...more
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May 12, 2010 is currently reading it
i don't know yet - just started this, but i like it. they were giving away two free books with every checked-out item @ my local brooklyn public library. this was one of them! how cool is that? (the others i took were persepolis, indian killer by sherman alexie, and life is elsewhere by milan kundera - thanks, washington irving branch!)
Mar 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, rock-n-roll
I'm not as much of a fan of Henry Rollins the musician as Henry Rollins the entertainer. I love him on his Fuse show, as well as other spoken word I've seen throughout the years. This was my first foray into reading anything of his in print.
It wasn't written WELL per se. There was definitely a lot of seething emotion to it. But it did read like my teenage journal entries. I will note that this writing was done in the early 90's, so perhaps he was still rusty/hadn't developed his writing style
Sep 02, 2009 rated it it was ok
Written after Henry Rollins watched his friend die in a failed robbery attempt in which, he, inexplicably survived physically unscathed. If you want to know more about PTSD, this is the book for you. If you want to sleep well, not so much. The first section is very powerful. The other two sections seem more like muted loops around the same, awful, topic. Then again, I suppose that's what depression is. I imagine that kind of horror must be like an undertow that allows one to surface for greater ...more
Nov 10, 2009 rated it liked it
Such a painful journey, and one that I think many people should take, even if just from the vantage point of a reader. It will change how you look at the world and how you look at yourself.
Henry Rollins is a master of pain and conveying that pain.
Apr 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
sad moving stuff
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Dec 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
this is an emotionally powerful book. not for the faint of heart.
Aug 28, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: lit
many an angry young man had a Rollins phase. i am one of those once young men.
Bill H.
Dec 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is his best work, in my opinion. I've read all of his books over the years and this one packs the most punch, emotionally speaking.
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Henry Rollins (born Henry Lawrence Garfield; often referred to simply as Rollins) is an American singer-songwriter, spoken word artist, author, actor and publisher.

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
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