Letters to Rollins

Letters to Rollins

by R.K. K. Overton

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$10.00

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ISBN-13: 9781880985205
Publisher: 2.13.61
Publication date: 12/28/1996
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.30(d)

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oddbooks on LibraryThing 24 days ago
Best collection of insane but utterly fake letters ever. I ordered this book not knowing the letters were fake, and throughout the book, I kept clinging to hope after hope that these letters were real. Mr. Oddbooks and I laughed until our bladders hurt upon reading the first letter from Carl Plaske. This book is meta and was meta before any of us were hip enough to use the word meta. This is by far and away the most hilarious and random book I have read in a while. Based partially on insanity, and partially on the trope that Rollins released an album called ¿Nap TIme¿ in 1993 to capitalize on his extraordinary appeal to children, this book contains ¿letters¿ from an angry Christian woman, a strange 13-year old girl, a psychotic from Henry¿s youth, a youthful offender who wants Henry to send him a letter dammit, an oily publicist, a man playing a one-sided game of Battleship with Rollins, a small child, a golfing instructor who gives Henry advice on how to avoid common golfing mistakes, and several others.Utterly random, utterly insane, I cannot help but think this book was inspired largely by the real mail that Rollins actually received (Charlie Manson contacted Rollins out of the blue after seeing him on television). But for me, a diehard Henry Rollins fan, the true odd delight inherent in this book comes from the fact that people who do not know Rollins¿ career may not know these letters are ringers and read this thinking it true. Mr. Oddbooks, who is not quite the Rollins fan I am, did not know even the most outrageous letters were fake until I told him. Not even the letter from KROK radio seemed to give it away.Oh why can we not live in a world as random and hilarious as the one that peoples Letters to Rollins?