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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly incredible book, 1 Sep 2003
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This review is from: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell (Paperback)
Until I heard Tainted Love (the Marilyn Manson cover)I had never heard any of his music. After hearing it I developed a mild interest in his work and decided to buy his autobiography as a means to understand him more. I can say that this book is one of the most incredible works I have read in a very long time. It is funny, strange and in places, profoundly disturbing but it has given me a deep respect for this man and an even deeper respect for his music.
People who denounce Marilyn Manson as evil or disgusting should really read this book. I used to think the exact same way but now I see the man and his music in a totally different light.
I don't read many autobiographies but Marilyn Manson's autobiography is a profound and compelling (if somewhat disturbing) testimony of a life that was very nearly wasted but turned around by a need to help people (strange as that may seem!).
Buy it, buy it now is all I can say. If you are sitting there thinking he is just some strange weirdo you need to read this book. It is an insight into the man behind the make-up and the shocking image and a defiant fight against stupidity in our world in many forms.
A truly magnificent piece of literature, worthy of any Manson fan or anybody just out for a good read. I literally couldn't put it down.
You hit 'Buy It' yet?
You should.
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Initial post: 19 Aug 2008 19:53:42 BDT
Lorna Davies says:
"People who denounce Mariyn Manson as evil or disgusting should really read this book"

In his autobiography Marilyn Manson claims he - among other things - beat his mother up, tried to murder 2 people, stalked a woman including threatening to rape and murder her, walked past a dying woman who begged him to comfort her, gets women unconscious then pulls their underwear down and burns their pubic hair (which is sexual assault when you think about it )and slashed himself in front of children. Apart from beating his mother he never expresses true remorse for any of his actions so I would think that if people think he is evil before reading it then the book would just back their views up.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2011 13:37:18 GMT
M. J. paull says:
please get a grip! This is a fantastic book and judging by the amount of copies sold I think most people agree!!! Do yourself a favour and go away! (politely)
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