I am not a great fan of documentary films, but every once in a while there comes a documentary wonderful to watch, inspiring and educational at the same time, with the attractiveness of topic and style that can match a feature movies. It was the same with this book.
Using Pretty Hate Machine (or PHM as it is often abbriviated through the book) as a pivot author manages to give a socio-political picture of whole industrial decline in Rustbelt as well as personal histories (unexpected but understandably similar) of NIN fans and facts from Trent Reznor's life.
It makes you think and question everything from God to consumerism, anger to compromise, art to industrial labor.
And it makes you want to play PHM again, loud as possible.