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I don’t know many who can get through the entire book for the blackness it spews. Solid look into a seemingly desolate and angry outlook on life, Rollins provides an enchanting, yet scathing perspective on the world around him and the people that pass him by. Get in the Van: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

This book just does it for me. However, if you’re comfortable in a little bubble of blind optimism, stay as far away as possible.

Rollins is best known for his work in the music scene but he is also a thoughtful -if not overly dark- writer. Also, its complete lack of a plot makes it easy to get through quickly or put down for a bit and return to at a later time.

I was living in NYC at the time and the word defined how the city made me feel. At times I agreed and or sympathized with him, other times I pitied him, and even got frustrated with him. Rollins never does and for anyone that is struggling or trying to make sense of people, of themselves or humanity as a whole should really pick this book up. The moon does not care who you want to touch or what color you are.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To be solipsistic is to totally realize the ego and the nightmare of utter self-possession. I have never read a book that would punch you in face and in the same stroke stab itself.


A More Complete Beast. This is the book that changed my life. Aug 20, Matt Young rated it really liked it. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Completely think Rollins is a fuckneck but I LOVE this book — if not only for his unknowingly contributing to the lyrics of a one-night band I was hollering in– but man, dude says some crazy shit that freaks me out, and sometimes you just think “you know henry, you’re right” He’s cynical, he’s jaded, he’s self-possessed, but he’s also intelligent, observant, and frank.

It took me much longer than it should have to finish as sometimes the negativity was too much to bear.

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There are some really fantastic excerpt that are simultaneously grotesque and beautiful; a difficult feat to create imagery in prose that are both at once, t A tough read at times because of its intensity and its often harshly negative prose, by far the most aggressively existential book I’ve ever read. I worked on this book in several cities all over the world until I hurt myself so you can’t hurt me. I went for it and it swallowed me whole.

The First Five Henry Rollins. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Return to Book Page. I went for it and it swallowed me whole. Solipsist—what a word, what a definition, what an eerily fitting title! Apr 18, Matthew rated it it was amazing. Nothing but love for this book! I read it when I wasn’t really gripped with depression but it spoke to me because it is never far from how I’m feeling. Aug 29, Mia Moreno rated it it was amazing. Namely making you feel like a wretch for the lack motivation in your life.

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The moon does not take antidepressants and never gets sent to prison. Rollins has been, and always will be, a stunning artist in my opinion. Evie rated it liked it Shelves: You won’t feel whole, you won’t find the answers you’re looking for.


After joining the short-lived Washington, D. However, for the rest of us who are actually awake and have eyes o Don’t read this book, unless you want prose that is aggressive, cathartic, brutally honest, and exposes life for what it is.

A killer guitarist in a band that is now defunct. I absolutely loved this book for its uncompromising and realistic narrative on love, hate, indifference, and a myriad of other feelings. It’s not an essay collection because there is no theme or point to any of the entries. Solipsist by Henry Rollins. Oct 15, Savannah Wilson rated it it was amazing. I felt a kinship with Henry Rollins for being able to articulate the isolation that comes with being an alternative thinker in a conservative society and for coping with depression as well.

This was nothing but whining and self-hate in the form of cheesy metaphors and prose that would get a C, tops, in a college writing class. I had been fired from a serving job and I was living at home with my mom.

I also consider it mandatory for anyone that has ever been humiliated, agitated, or down on themselves. I was living in NYC at the time and the word defined how the city made me feel. He has a decent solipsit or image here and there, but on the whole it is anything but engaging.