Book Review: Pretty Hate Machine by Daphne Carr

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Pretty Hate Machine
By Daphne Carr
Published by Continuum Books
Review by David Chiu

At a time when hair metal and the pop music of George Michael, Fine Young Cannibals and others were the rage, Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine, which was first released in 1989, filled a musical and personal void, especially for young white men growing up in the Midwest. That album’s honesty and unrelenting brutality mirrored the sometimes difficult lives of those young men who were either growing up in areas that were economically-depressed and/or living in rough personal situations. For them, Pretty Hate Machine was their voice of their frustrations, and in turn it provided them solace. Continue reading “Book Review: Pretty Hate Machine by Daphne Carr”