I don’t usually do (audio) book reviews or things like that but I got a friendly request by Danny from New Jersey USA to take a listen to his latest audio book ‘To Make Matters Worse’. Because Danny has a history in hardcore I thought why not. I don’t know what the worst part is: listening to the book or writing a book report?
About the author
Danny authored his first book ‘Don’t Ever Punch a Rockstar: A Collection of Hate Mail and Other Crazy Rumors’ in 2012 and has since released a few other genre books: ‘The Belligerent Book of Movie Quotes’ and ‘The Mega Book of Revenge Films Volume 1: The Big Payback’.
He is also the horror shorts programmer for the Phoenix Film Festival and The International Horror and Sci-Fi Festival. He is a contributor and guest writer for different websites and publications and occasionally hosts live events of all types. Danny was the vocalist of hardcore band ‘North Side Kings’ and played guitar in the NYHC band Cause For Alarm. Ooh … he is also the guy that punched Glenn Danzig in the face. If you don’t know it by now I’m talking about Danny Marianino.
About the book
Not sure if audio books are my favourite cup of tea but listening to his (embarrassing) stories was quite funny and entertaining. Some of you might have experienced similar things in middle school or high school or maybe you are/were in a band and you might have similar touring stories to tell. One thing is for sure Danny tell his childhood, teen and band (North Side Kings and Cause For Alarm) touring stories so vividly, its almost like you were right with him in the middle of all the action. Throughout the book public toilet stories, needing to go badly and (spray)poo stories seems to be the glue to stick the chapters together 🙂 and to make matters worse there never seems to be enough toilet paper when you need it the most 😀
Coming back on my book report statement: listening to this audio book wasn’t bad, well it was a lot of fun and it just wants you to keep on listening. I had some laughs but also some ooh-no-another-poo-story-feeling but that mostly led to some more laughs. So the book was a lot of fun and very entertaining. One thing is for sure … I still suck at book reports.