Barbarous Book Club



There just aren’t enough good books about metal in the world. I mean, you can only read The Dirt or Choosing Death so many times, y’know? And it’s the summer, and I want to go sit on a beach and read, goddamn it. Now, sure, I could read any number of books on any number of topics, who really gives a shit about anything but loud, obnoxious music? Amirightoramiright?

Luckily for all of us, Flavorwire has now unveiled “A Summer Reading List for Metalheads.” And it’s actually pretty helpful!

I’ve heard or even read of some of these entries (Rick Spears’ Black Metal comic, John Darnielle’s 33 1/3 book series entry on Sabbath’s Master of Reality, Joe Hill’s Heart-Shaped Box) and at least one, Chris Krovatin’s Heavy Metal and You, is actually authored by a Friend of MetalSucks — but a bunch of them are new to me. Which means if I ever actually make it to a beach this summer, I might have something awesome to read!

(On a semi-related note: While we’re on the topic of the 33 1/3 book series, I’d like to once again shamelessly plug the entry on Slayer’s Reign in Blood, which was written by occasional MetalSucks contributor/all around cool guy D.X. Ferris. It’s awesome, and it deserved a spot on this list. Buy that shit here.)

Check out the rest of the list at Flavorwire. If anyone has read any of these, feel free to share your opinion in the comments section… as though you needed permission.


Thanks to Ben Wadler for the tip!

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