Glaring Through Oblivion

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Harper Collins, Mar 22, 2011 - Music - 128 pages
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In this strikingly illustrated book of original poetry, System of a Down fans gain an intimate glimpse into the soul of the band's frontman, Serj Tankian. For fans stirred by the cerebral lyrics of SOAD albums Hypnotize, Mesmerize, Steal This Album!, Toxicity, and their first, self-titled breakthrough—and for everyone enthusiastic about Serj’s solo album, Imperfect Harmonies—this essential, one-of-a-kind collection of Tankian’s innermost thoughts and feelings is a must-read. Unique illustrations punctuate nearly 70 poems—almost none of which have ever been published before. Glaring through Oblivion is an indispensable find for any true fan.

 

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If you're feeling outrage, and you don't particularly feel the need to know any details about what you're feeling outrage over, this book delivers exactly what you want. Plus, it has slick title fonts, and a great picture on the cover. To say "poet," is to go too far. "Songwriter" covers it pretty well. 

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breath-taking... i haven't seen poetry as true and deep as this in so long. the message is sometimes hard to find in some of his work because of how metaphorical it can be but it really spoke to me when i realized what he was saying because looking around at the world we are in, i realized that everything he states in this book about what the big industries and corrupt government are doing is so real and true. i find myself picking this book up again and again. I'm addicted! 

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 21
Section 22
Section 23
Section 24
Section 25
Section 26
Section 27
Section 28

Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 12
Section 13
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
Section 20
Section 29
Section 30
Section 31
Section 32
Section 33
Section 34
Section 35
Section 36
Section 37
Section 38
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