An American Demon is Jack Grishams story of depravity and redemption, terror, and spiritual deliverance. While Grisham is best known as the caterwauling front man of the pioneer hardcore punk band TSOL (True Sounds of Liberty), his writings and true life experiences are physically and psychologically more complex, unsettling, and violent than those of Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck Palahniuk. This is James Freys A Million Little Pieces exponentially squared, horribly true, but with a life lesson rooted in eighties hardcore punk culture, fervently steeped in renegade interpretations of 12-step programs and the radical-to-the-core (and most assuredly non-evangelical) parables of Christ. An American Demon flourishes on both extremes, as a scary hardcore punk memoir and as a handbook for recovery and survival inside our overly materialistic and woefully self-absorbed me-first modern society.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2014