Thursday, April 5, 2012

#8 Compare And Contrast

Last semester, I read The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rockstar by: Nikki Sixx. To begin to compare the two books, they both have the same genre. Both were written by well known rockstars and describe times in their life. The authors of each book both live a life of music and have written plenty of popular songs before their books. The two books have unique stories with somewhat similar messages as well.
What these two books do not have in common is their purpose. Nikki Sixx originally kept a diary to himself durring the darkest time of his life. It wasn't until thirty years after writing his diary did he rediscover the diary and decided to publish them for the world to read. His book was much darker than Steven Tyler's, and it goes into detail about the more "hard core" side of living the life of a rockstar. Sixx would often write about how scared he was in his own mind, while Tyler would often get lost in his. Tyler narrated his readers through the contents of his entire life, all of his influences, and all of his experiences, while Sixx only shared a year's worth of his life. Does The Noise In My Head Bother You? is a memoir and doesn't scare the reader from the author's past. Like said before, the two authors are both of the same social status and find themselves very successful in the music industry. The difference is their different intentions for their fans/readers.

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