This was an interesting book – I always like to see books from fellow bloggers – even if it gives me all sorts of ideas on what books I can write (and then makes me realize the book I have been trying to write has been on the back burner for months, years even now… I better get to it!)  While I don’t consider myself a metal fan I am always interested in hearing about passionate fans from other genres – it’s all the same at some level.

This book isn’t too long – a bunch of short essays by Ben on different topics, all of which are interesting and not too long that you’ll lose interest in them.  Topics include Playlists, Rants and Essays, Reviews, Songs, Appetite for Destruction.  Don’t be fooled by the Table of Contents – it seems overwhelming but the book really isn’t.  I love how it was organized and I of course love the ticket stubs included on the cover and the first page of the book.  Definitely right up my ally 🙂

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review.  I was not otherwise compensated.


About the Book

A Metal Fan’s Notes is a collection of a headbanger’s musings, playlists, reviews and rants from metal blogger Ben Apatoff, to inspire readers “to investigate, reconsider or start a fight over some of the music described herein. You owe it to yourself to at least give these bands a shot. You won’t be sorry, although your neighbors might be. What are the best Iron Maiden songs about famous literature? How does Axl Rose make a small group of people cry in his presence? What happens when you play Faith No More’s “Epic” on a tavern jukebox? Turn the e-pages and find out.”

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