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Most Helpful Favorable Review

18 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Quite an insight

You do not have to be a hardcore RHCP fan to appreciate this book. I read it in one week laying in bed before going to sleep each night. There is not one dull moment. Most would think Flea would be the one with all the troubled past, but not so. Anthony Kiedis definitel...
You do not have to be a hardcore RHCP fan to appreciate this book. I read it in one week laying in bed before going to sleep each night. There is not one dull moment. Most would think Flea would be the one with all the troubled past, but not so. Anthony Kiedis definitely holds nothing back in this book and his descriptions and articulate language is captivating. I have a new found appreciation for Anthony. Takes a lot of courage to open yourself up this way and let anyone who decides to read this book inside his mind. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend it for any music enthusiast, or just your regular RHCP's fan. Your missing out if you don't pick this up.

posted by 1597265 on July 14, 2009

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23 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

Californication...rather Self Glorification

First and Foremost, Props to the Chili Peppers...Blood Sex Magic was apart of my college experience, and they command respect. With that said, I have a few observations. First, Anthony so desperately wants his readers to know what a ladies man he is. Why? I can understa...
First and Foremost, Props to the Chili Peppers...Blood Sex Magic was apart of my college experience, and they command respect. With that said, I have a few observations. First, Anthony so desperately wants his readers to know what a ladies man he is. Why? I can understand writing about meaningful relationships and the effect they had on the author and his work, but in the end, my image of Anthony is weak and insecure for a couple of reasons: a) why does he feel so inclined to give such graphic detail to his sexual relations? I'm sure the women and their families really appreciated the detail. b) I grew tired and bored everytime he would say 'the second we meet I felt a connection and had to have her' or 'that was the most amazing sexual experience I ever had in my life'. Give me a break...these women come off as shallow party girls with starry eyes. Same old story as far as Rock Stars go. Your boy Jack Nicholson would never write a book detailing his sexual conquests, he has to much class and doesn't need the validation. I also find Anthony's attention to detail amazing when it comes to all his encounters with women, even though he was extremely loaded all the time, the verbal exchanges seem to be verbatum. I can barely remember the few encounters I had when I was young, and I'm only 32. And for those of you who feel that the redundant sexual detail are vital to the story, you're better off subscribing to Penthouse's Forum. Despite my aggressive stance on his 'womanizing' I did find value and insight on his battle with the dark energy that comes with his lifestyle. Anthony was honest. Drugs are fierce, and there is a dark spirit out there waging war for your soul. I felt his desperation and hopelessness. Addiction is no laughing matter.

posted by Anonymous on April 11, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Disappointing.....

    I was really looking forward to reading this book being such a huge fan of AK and RHCP and was really disappointed. He really portraited himself as a user of anything and everything he came in contact with. I did appreciate the realness but do see him in a different light.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    KEIDIS IS A PERVERT/CHILD RAPIST

    He should be in jail for messing with 16 and 17 yr old girls. He brags about having sex with them. Who does that?! Anthony is one sick perv. RHCP is one of my favorite groups just shocked to read bout anthonys drug binges and fawkin with these young girls playin in their booties. Dont waste your money check this book out at your local library. Claire was smart to ask for a AIDS test from him. Im glad Jennifer was kicking his whorrish ass too! Jack Nickelson over you anyday! Your a pervert with a lisp ANTHONY!!

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  • Posted August 20, 2010

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    If you've read one heroin addiction book.. you've read them all.

    This will be the last book I ever read about drug addiction. By the time I reached the final chapter, people were asking me if Anthony Keidis was clean yet. My reply: "For now, but I have 5 pages to go, so who knows." It was draggy, repetitive, and boring after page 200. There's nothing unique about this novel to separate it from every other book in it's genre. You shoot up. Promise to go to rehab. Don't Make it. Shoot up. Make it to rehab. Relapse. Repeat.

    However, if you are new to drug addiction memoirs then I think this is a fantastic novel for you to get started with! It's written well, and there are great photos. He goes through quite the turmoil!

    The only saving grace of the novel were the small sections about the formation of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the reason I bought the book in the first place. These sections of material are great, and a big relief from the rest of the book. However, there are very few of them, and they are very far apart.

    Under the Bridge makes a great song! Please do not try to stretch it out into 500 pages of literature. Thank you.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 19, 2011

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