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Warlock of Love [Hardcover]

Marc Bolan
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  • Hardcover: 63 pages
  • Publisher: Imprint unknown; First Edition edition (Mar 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0901563005
  • ISBN-13: 978-0901563002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,441,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Early collection of poems from Mr. T. Rex. 63 pages.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One for rich, indulgent fans only. 30 Mar 2010
I have loved Marc Bolan, especially his early, whimsical writing and music as Tyrannosaurus Rex since I was young and impressionable, so when I discovered that my library could get me a copy of this volume of poetry I was very excited.

It's a beautiful slim book, with an appealing picture on the cover, it feel rare and precious, as if there should be great wisdom inside. The writing takes the form of short poetic pieces, some only a few lines long, others fuller. There are lots of beautiful words, put together in a way that will be familiar to people who have listened to 'My People Were Fair...' and Marc's other albums of that era. However, and it hurts me to admit this, they are almost without exception not very good.

Imagine trying to read something in a dream, or in a language you're not really familiar with. There are lovely words, occasional rhymes, it kind of looks like poetry, but it doesn't work. Sometimes the word combinations fall pleasingly, but there should be meaning to poetry and this is what is missing.

It's either a deliberately naive style, or he didn't want to bother thinking about syllables, poetic structure or composition. It is charming, but I think it could have been so much better if Marc had sat down with someone with some literary knowledge and worked on it a bit. From what I've read of Marc I suspect he wouldn't have taken kindly to advice from other people, but it seems an opportunity wasted as there is potential here for something wonderful.

As a book of poetry then, I would say really, don't bother, but as a remnant of Marc Bolan's hippy phase, it is a pretty thing and you can hear his voice in it, if that is enough to make you covet it, buy it, but I don't think it's worth as much as it's selling for on here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars warlock of love 15 April 2014
i cant see why they charge so much, i have one of the original prints of this book, which is fantastic book mine is printed by latimer trend &co 1969
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Let's face it, it isn't brilliant poetry but it's an extremely important piece of work by Marc Bolan who - at the time - was said to be the biggest selling poet in the UK. Even though he 'borrowed' from so many influences, Bolan's work is and always will be unique and this book is no exception. Only one man could have produced a piece of work quite like this. I'm proud to own a copy and would be well miffed if I didn't. They ain't cheap, but they're worth it. Rory Baxter
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bolan the poet 8 Sep 2003
I bought this book when it was first published, in about 1972/3. I had followed Bolans music for a period of about 7 years, until he started writing silly lyrics during his "ride a white swan" time. This book is a collection of poems from Marc during his late sixties era. The words are a bit strange to start with, but you soon get into the swing of his meaning. If you listened to Marc before his pop era, then you will like this book. One of his poems from the book is very short and to the point, it's all about the Sun. This book makes interesting reading over and over again. A very good read for someone who either remembers Marc or followed his music from the begining. This is not one for the "Teenyboppers"!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have For Any Die Hard Bolan Fan!!! 30 April 2005
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
This book of Poems is a amazing! If you can't afford to purchase this amazing book, Bolan would still want you to experience his work... This book is avalible to be downloaded at [...] its a must read for any Die Hard Boan Fan!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marc Bolan the Warlock of Love fantasy poetry 25 Aug 2006
By EIZOU MUKAWA - Published on Amazon.com
This poetry came out from London in Kingdom. 1969. writen by Marc Bolan when a

TyrannosaurusRex, on the eve of T-REX.

This is a book of Fantasy poetry , that mysteryous,darkgray clouds image in London,

and fields in the darknights, like a metaphor.

Rhythmical meter lyrics. its a my mind.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic insight to the glam rock hero's early poems 31 Jan 2003
By stella kosenius - Published on Amazon.com
This is a collection of poems that Marc Bolan (later of T.Rex fame) wrote in the late sixties. They are heavily influenced by Tolkien's style and they tell stories of elf kings and nature.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good service! 7 Jun 2014
By Magly - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The book is in very good state, the seller even made sure the cover was protected by adding an extra plastic sleeve around the cover and back.
A cute 'Thank you and enjoy' note was added, which was very a pleasant surprise.

So herewith I thank Moser Books and Music.
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