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3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Saw is a milestone novel of the seventies. It is the first work of fiction ever to hide a hippopotamus. For the first time what has come to be recognized as a common modern neurosis, astronaut angst, gets full play in the fictional universe. For the first time anywhere in the history of fiction, in one of the most passionate encounters ever written, Eileen mates with a ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published January 3rd 1999 by Fiction Collective 2 (first published 1972)
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Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
Jan 15, 2015 Nathan "N.R." Gaddis added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tigris
Recommended to Nathan "N.R." by: Euphrates
ETA :: SICK!!!

Four Katz and Katz Himself

Introducing Euphrates ::

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Introducing Tigris ::

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Introducing Georg ::

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And you all know Finnegan already ::

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And, as promised, Katz Himself ::

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I’m sure no one will give me voice or vote, but I think any one of my Katz would serve better as The Astronaut than would Mr Katz. And, to be clear, I have no knowledge as to the reason that Saw is called “Saw” except that the working title was all too direct.

Steve Katz is Creamy & Delicious. He ha
MJ Nicholls
Sep 30, 2016 MJ Nicholls rated it liked it
Shelves: novels, merkins, fc2
Saw, you say? I see Saw, I hee-haw. You see Saw, you hee-haw? Say, you saw Saw, no hee-haw? I say Saw, you see, hee-haw, you may say Saw, you no hee-haw. Saw’lright.
A. D. Jameson
Nov 10, 2014 A. D. Jameson rated it it was amazing
SAW is one of the best novels I have ever read. It deserves to be considered among the great novels of the late 60s / early 70s, alongside John Cheever's BULLET PARK, Rudy Wurlitzer's NOG, Philip K. Dick's THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH, and Barry Malzberg's GALAXIES. It is totally far-out! I wish more people knew about this book, but maybe it is destined only for those special few who are willing to read something that can totally destroy, then rebuild them as a person?
Brent Legault
Nov 27, 2012 Brent Legault rated it it was ok
This is the very definition of hippy-dippy. Do you remember Laugh-In? (Or were you too stoned?) Well, youtube it for five or so minutes and you will have suffered through something similar to what Saw does, minus the laughter. There is no intentional laughter in Saw, only the unintended kind, and even that is on a laugh track, faintly heard. Saw may have had a fresh sensibility upon its initial publication (1972?), but since then, Saw hasn't seen better days.
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