This is my most favorite collection to date. I think this is very unique. i have not found a book with a similar theme like this. I would not review tThis is my most favorite collection to date. I think this is very unique. i have not found a book with a similar theme like this. I would not review this but I would like to share some things about this book:
Sarsenet - A kind of very soft and fine silk. I chose this because it can also mean eloquence or skill with words. Which I would like to do with this book particularly. i want my poems to speak eloquently of taboo subjects, mix darkness with romance and eroticism.
Sarcophagus - you know what this means. But in Greek, it means flesh eater. Which is very symbolic for me. Plus, it is the shelter of corpses.
Basically, the title is very important with the whole concept of the book. ...more
I am a poet, and I firmly believe that only another poet can understand the messages of a poet he is reading. Although you are an avid reader of poetry, or you read it leisurely, there is really a big difference if you yourself is a poet making a critique of another poet's book of poetry.
Thankfully I am. And I can say that receiving the book Transmissions to the Mystic Nebula today earlier this morning was the highlight of my day. Maybe even the best thing that happened for me for like two weeks.
I love this book! I love it so much that I wanna meet Christopher and offer myself as his mentee, or his concubine, or whatever will work. His book is full of wonderful metaphors and expressive lines that can be compared to a bottle of perfume. Small, and yet if you open even the tiniest bit, an otherwordly fragrance will exude out of the bottle that will make everyone feel light and warm. That is how I felt while reading this poetry book. They are exquisitely-written. There is so much wisdom and intelligence in his poetry. The theme is the universe, particularly, space. The universe filled with stars, suns, nebulae and all galactic features. Aside from that, it also speaks of mundane things. Well, it must be so since we are also part of the universe itself.
What I like about this book is that I feel smart while I read it. He uses academic terms and scientific concepts with ease and they are all laid out in a very accessible and readable way that even a simple reader will appreciate. Although I think, some may still have to use a dictionary. However, do not be stopped by that. You will not regret picking up this book. Make sure to spend some quiet time with it because it is so beautiful that it will calm you. I just had this book for a few hours only and I already read the whole book twice. And I am ready to read it one more time. The only other writer who made me feel this way with a poetry book is my beloved friend, the celebrated gay Singaporean poet Cyril Wong. I also can feel some similarities with Rumi, the famous Persian mystic poet. Well, the title has the word mystic so it really has to be that. And Christopher definitely pulled it off.
Now, I have a new idol. I rarely read male poets, especially heterosexual ones because I do not think I can relate with their grand themes for I am a lover of personal, confessional, homoerotic poems. But this book made me smile. And green with envy. Now I wanna write a similar book like this because it really haunted me in a good way, as if a benevolent spirit is on my shoulder, watching me while I read.
What I admire too is that this is self-published. Now I am more engulfed with passion to self-publish my book too and share the world my poetry. This book really inspires me to do it, since this is the first self-published poetry book that I have read in my experience as a poet. i will definitely treasure this book which is lovingly dedicated to me by the poet himself with a curt but inspirational message.
I am not exaggerating. As you know, I am addicted to reading poetry because I myself is a poet and I learn more and more about poetry and how to write it by reading other poetry books and studying poets who are already famous and those poets who are self-published or virtually unknown. In my experience, the best poets I have read are those who has no books yet and are only writing poetry out of pleasure or whenever the spirit of poetry possess them. I enjoy independent poets. They make the best book of poems and their themes usually are out of this world. There are few established poets that I love and they are worth mentioning too but not in this review.
You know me guys, whenever I make a review as long as this, this is definitely good =P Trust me! Make sure you take some time to go get a copy soon!...more
I am in love with this book! I cannot comprehend how much I love this inanimate object. Maybe it is a fThis marks my 200th review here in GOODREADS =P
I am in love with this book! I cannot comprehend how much I love this inanimate object. Maybe it is a form of necrophilia itself, loving a book made out of dead leaves and pulp. I cannot stop reading this book. Sometimes I force myself to literally stop this book from taking over my mind. I read this book like the Bible, only some parts at a time because I wanna savor everything it has to offer me. I have never loved a book like this. I always want to have some quiet time with this book and just read it, fantasizing about the necrophile thingies that it describe and just feel tremendous orgasms rippling all over my body. I think I am a certified necrophile and this book definitely fed my insanity and favorite fetish. I would love to meet Supervert, kiss him and let him do stuff on me because I simply love him so much. He actually sent me this book because I am such a desperate whore!
Anyway, just to give you an idea why I am so in love with this book, I am a frustrated necrophile. i love death and I find beauty in its gore and violence, and also in its peace and regal aura. I love being strange and weird but definitely, necrophilia is one of my most favorite secret joys in life. I do not do it per se, I just love reading about it and fantasizing of actually doing it for I do not think i can really do it in real life. I even made a whole book of necrophiliac poetry because I love it so much.
That is why reading this book is such a life-changing rare moments I have in my life. I am so thankful that someone with the intellect and enough twisted mind decided to write a gem like this!!! I feel so proud to have a copy because I do not think many people have this in my country. I think I am the only one, maybe. But what I am proud is I love it. I will continue to love it and will forever love it because literary-wise, the book is well-written! Very engaging, filled with with and humor and of course, creativity abounds. I cannot comprehend that a mind like this exist still! This is like a friendly 120 Days of Sodom.
Supervert, if you are reading this, please be my angel. I want you to become my master because I would gladly be a slave to a writer with this capabilities. =P You can send me your other books too if you want and I will love them and be grateful to you forever.
Enough of this for now. I am actually writing this review and I am just half-way the book. I am actually so afraid of finishing it because in my own twisted way, I want to feed on the book every now and then, because a story or two is enough to make me go into spasms. ...more