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Well, I don't know how to put in the right words but I'll do my best (I'm not a native english speaker either). I like H. Rocks and I enjoyed the book, one of the most honest music bios I've read but I find it somekind of contradictory at times. Probably (as McCoy states at the beginning) it's because the way it was written, kind of moody and some chapters are fueled by booze and drugs as you may expect (nothing especially wrong with that but kind of affects reading's fluency). Having read recently Tony Iommi's bio I also find this one vainglorious and egotistical at times (not a weird thing among musicians that have reached some notoriety) if we compared both, I mean, McCoy may be a legend in Finland and known at some point in the music business but Iommi is a legend at all levels related to heavy metal and other genres, everybody knows who is, and his bio is way more humble, and that's something that I, personally, appreciate; in any case is not "annoying" in that sense (at least not as much as Anthony Kiedis bio; awful IMO). Other than that there are cool facts I had no idea about, if you're expecting a full in depth-20 pages inmersion into Razzle's death don't hold your breath which is cool since the book is not only about that sad experience, there are other interesting aspects that I found quite entertaining and the book covers many aspects from this peculiar and excellent guitar player who deserved (along with H. Rocks) to break big time into the music business. Has plenty of pictures and "side notes" that nurture the reading. I recommend it.