Roomanitarian

In Roomanitarian, popular author, actor, musician, and spoken word artist Henry Rollins returns to the combative prose that has won him critical acclaim and a legion of devoted fans The book is divided into three parts The first section, Walking the Chasm, written in the form of a poem, epitomizes Rollins s beautifully stark, hard hitting style The second part, EndedIn Roomanitarian, popular author, actor, musician, and spoken word artist Henry Rollins returns to the combative prose that has won him critical acclaim and a legion of devoted fans The book is divided into three parts The first section, Walking the Chasm, written in the form of a poem, epitomizes Rollins s beautifully stark, hard hitting style The second part, Ended, is a series of short prose pieces reminiscent of Solipsist Finally, the biting humor and social commentary Rollins is renowned for is on full display in To Ann Hitler with Love, a series of mock love letters to a fictional woman who bears a striking resemblance to conservative pundit Ann Coulter.
Roomanitarian In Roomanitarian popular author actor musician and spoken word artist Henry Rollins returns to the combative prose that has won him critical acclaim and a legion of devoted fans The book is divide

  • Title: Roomanitarian
  • Author: Henry Rollins
  • ISBN: 9781880985779
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Roomanitarian”

    1. "I would give you the map to where all the landmines on my property are."I can find the page with that quote in my rapidly becoming Dog Earred copy of this book, without even looking.The size of this tome is aesthetically pleasing, as is cover art. The title? A take from Kafka. LOVE IT.That quote single handedly sums up my love for Hank's writing. It's the most romantic thing I've ever read, yet gut wrenchingly painfulwhen you consider that from the perspective of the person saying that linewhy [...]

    2. I should preface this by noting that I’ve been a fan of Rollins since I heard my first Black Flag album in the 1980s. I especially liked his spoken-word material, and I started reading his books in the early 90s when Tower Records started carrying them. It’s safe to say he was instrumental in getting me through my college years. I haven't read him for awhile now, and reading this book from 2005, it’s striking how much my outlook has changed, while Rollins is essentially still Rollins – u [...]

    3. Satirical and dark and many-faced. My copy is dogeared all the way through pin-pointing my favorite tales. One story, about a spot of ever-growing black nothingness growing in the closet, is some of the most melancholy words I've read. Think empty streets under buzzing wires on a hot summer night.

    4. Very mediocre for a Rollins book. I grew really bored at some parts, and I almost wanted this book to end.But, the Ann Coulter chapter is probably one of the best things Rollins has written, and it left me laughing.

    5. Eu gosto pra caralho do Henry Rollins. Acho o trampo dele foda no Black Flag, acho o trampo dele foda como autor e acho o trampo dele ok no spoken word. Resolvi tentar a literatura dele.Não é um livro ruim. É bem parecido com o Family Man do Black Flag. Cada trecho é um microconto cheio de ironia criticando a sociedade ocidental, a polícia, liberais americamos, o racismo dentro de todo mundo, o homem branco e outros temas que todo mundo fala mal. O que se difere aqui é que ele manja pra ca [...]

    6. I always thought Hank was this tough guy who never thinks about offing himself, and I still think he's gonna hang in there till the flesh falls from the bone. But reading his violent imagery and hopelessness with the self-serving nature of humans, you can see that in some ways he no longer wants to be here with us, and wants to leave whatever is decent on this Earth in his writing. He really voices a lot of feelings I have day in and day out, but am afraid to express for fear of alienating my lo [...]

    7. I'm not quite sure how to review this book, because it's a very mixed experience. Parts of it put me off completely (the violently and disgusting and very f-cked up parts) and part of it I loved (the beautiful prose, personal, but sane, tone of voice parts). I had to skip the 'to ann hitler with love' and 'letters to whitey' because they were just pointless, boring and somewhat disgusting. Rollins can be brutal and ironical, and I like that, when it doesn't get out of hand and becomes too vulgar [...]

    8. Parts of this book I REALLY enjoyed, and parts of it I couldn't get into or found repetitive. Henry does a lot of hating in this book, and there's only so much hate I want to expose myself to in a sitting. Overall, the book was alright. I'm glad he put whatever he wanted to into the book. THAT is refreshing, regardless of how good the content is. "I understand the people who stay in abusive relationships and wear their bruises proudly. Sad, mean brutal cycle. After awhile, if you want it bad eno [...]

    9. It's taken about five attempts to read this, but the effort has paid off. It's not your typical narrative - but snippets of prose, ramblings and vicious daydreams. Rollins has a way with words - which leaves you feeling like you've been punched in the mouth. Think of it as a portal into his mind, which informs his spoken word, his radio and TV work, and his music.

    10. This was another of Rollins' more freeform offerings, somewhat in the vein of "See a Grown Man Cry," and sadly, I am not smart enough to understand it/enjoy it. I read a large chunk of it, but don't feel as though I got anything out of it.

    11. Powerful words about the Iraq war and Dubya. I think my favorite work by Rollins is still Black Coffee Blues though.

    12. Once again, Henry Rollins surprises me yet again with another mind blowing book this is, in my book, a very talented man

    13. I couldn't get through it. Just too dark and dreary for me. I think if I was 15-20 years younger I would've liked it.

    14. definitely liked the book, but can see how, as a written work, might turn people away. learn the man first, then see if his written work can pull you further in.

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