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, said the shotgun to the head.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2003

    Actually 4.5...but that isn't an option

    This is the third of saul's published work and arguably his best. From the introduction to the last word 'WIND' this is a mesmerizing book. It shines with lines like, 'come see/ how death is a myth/ there are no deceased/ only deceived/ death only awaits those who believed.' ,Said the Shotgun is one long and grand poem...but what is its purpose? No one can deny that Williams has an extraordinary talent for crafting ideas and making it sound good..(thats what being a poet is all about)..but he jumps from subject to subject. I'm not saying this is a bad thing. In poetry versatility is necessary. Nevertheless I love the very fact that a book containing bold lines like 'God has hair on her pussy/ and waits burning with desire for you.../ this is no blasphemy / you have erected / acient penises in your capitols/ and prayed in the name of a father/ a male child and a ghost', are published by MTV Books. This is a great read because of it's inability to walk in straight lines for all 182 pages. Saul talks of Male/Female gods, war, love, emotions, truth, money, relationships, and a kiss. No matter how hard Williams struggles he is, truly, a romantic poet. ,Said The Shotgun To The Head is the kind of book,(or should I say poem)that seeps into your consciousness and years later you see new meanings in his words. This is worth every penny.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Blown Away! Highly Recommend!

    Just got this book yesterday and have read it twice. Brilliant use of quotes from songs and other known works are expertly blended in with the writers poems. It draws you in like a spell. His focus on how a woman can become a mans every thought and seen in all things is absolutely beautiful. Truly a master poet for our age.

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  • Posted February 16, 2010

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    A mastpiece!

    About estacy and love- a 'kiss' that unvailed an ancient secret shining light on the self & indentity (which was lost and reinvented) and repeated history which is found in tomorrows culture. Find out the secret in this book!


    "I surrendered my beliefs and found myself at the tree of life injecting my story into the veins of leaves only to find that stories like forests are subject to seasons."

    "i serve a living God she is a distorted horn solo fingered by the hand of a master time's signature has done no more than punctuate her curvature"

    "the illustrators of bare walls projected their dreams beyond their fears theirs were the wall of crumbled towers the truth still stands"

    "oya, kali ma here is an offering these words recited from my heart to yours and yours i am thankful for the trees shaped coffins that we now shred to bed these words within our cores- paper mills may you recycle all that was stolen and/or lost so that these newest testaments might come at lesser costs"

    "to be free of the rigmarole of age old traditions based on submission and fear one must pay with the courage to stand aloned- to be free of the restraints of a culture that instills the will of material possession and domination into its citizens one must learn to honor the substance of their materials and the etymological roots of their findins"

    "mater: fr. Latin.meaning mother - this is a material world"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2007

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    An AMAZING book! It was almost like another form of Tarot cards. One could probably read this and solve countless problems. It has SO many deeper meaning and symbolism. A must read for all curious readers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2004

    Brilliant Piece of Contemporary Writing!!!

    This book is simply amazing. Delve into American Culture, Eastern philosophy, and the essence of human nature as you explore a realm of beat and poetic perfection. Invest in this brilliant piece of art.

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