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Heavy Metal and You

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  • Posted May 18, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    excellent read!!!

    this short, fun filled novel is amazing!!!! a nice quick read for a rainy afternoon or dull study hall in school.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2007

    If you like metal, want to like metal, or want something REAL

    Great book! Sam and his friends are some of the most real people in any book I've ever read. I found the book funny and educational. I'm a girl and I still found Sam's girlfriend to be really annoying. The thing I really liked was that I felt like I really knew Sam as a character by the end of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2006

    Worth a Read

    First of all, I'd up the rating a bit for language, but onto the meat of the story. A book based on heavy metal is new (usually it's rock and roll or something) but it was refreshing. Only recognizing a few names, diving headfirst into the fray, I liked it. The idea of putting pause/play/fastforward/rewind buttons like timemarkers was pretty cool, but took a second to get used to. Overall, good, but should be rated a bit higher for drug use, language, and mentions of sex.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2006

    'Heavy Metal And you'

    'Heavy Metal and You' by: Chris Krovatin Krovatin is definitely a one of a kind writer. This very unique book will appeal to many metal heads or someone just looking for a good read. The main theme in this book is ¿Relationships come and go but friends can last forever.¿ Sam is the main character in this story. Throughout the book his character develops very little. Even after meeting a girl named Melissa and falling madly in love with her, his character still doesn¿t develop much. After dating for a few months, problems begin to arise. Even though Melissa accepts Sam's obsession with metal, she doesn't know much about it. Sam introduces her to the music and she asks him to make her a mix. She later decides to see a band called Deicide with Sam. He begins to fear she won't be able to handle it and has seconds thoughts. Of course, Melissa wasn't able to handle the new and frightening expirence and became completely petrified when forced into a mosh pitt (a section in the audience at concerts where the fans push and beat each other intentionally). After seeing Sam's shocking behavior at the concert she cried that she never wanted to see that side of Sam again and thus their diffrences finally begin to take affect. Melissa begins forcing Sam to change. Making him become straightegde (no drugs or alcohol) and dress nicer to impress her preppy friends. Sam's two best friends, Brent and Irish, become disgusted with Sam's constant talk of Melissa and apalled when they discover he's gone straightegde. Sam becomes more and more distant with his friends. Krovatin has a very unique writing style. He uses a technique i've never seen before in literature but enjoyed very much. To show a pause in the story it shows a pause button like on a cd player. To show something that happened ahead in time he uses the fast forward button and a flashback with the rewind button. This creative technique goes very well with this story since it's filled with music. The chapters are also named after songs which have titles that relate to the chapter in some way. These creative techniques were part of Krovatin's unique writing style. Krovatin doesn't use alot of time on details, imagery or fancy diction, yet the book didn't seem of less quality to me because of that. I would recommend this book for anyone who is a fan of heavy metal music or can relate to not feeling good enough for someone. The constant mention of a punk, metal or rock band is something rare in literature. This book was quite refreshing for me after constantly reading many books that seemed the same. Although this book lacks good imagery and diction, it makes up for it in comedy, suspense and will make most readers completely engrossed by it. I would definetly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2005

    Really good read

    This book is really good. a bit confusing at times but all together it's fantastic! Very well written. I love it.

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