Disturbing, challenging, surrealist, controversial are but a few words that reel around in my mind about this book... which will shock and stretch the reader's mind in many directions... not a light-hearted pick-and-choose collection of poems... if it's something mind-stretching and challenging you are looking for, then this book achieves that on several levels. - David Taub Rick Smith explores, confronts and questions the unexplained with pained honesty... expresses with his poetry profound lessons and insights with multidimensional metaphors. His candor shows true courage. - Joan Carra Like passing through all the heights and depths of a great mountain range at lightspeed... it hits the reader like a machine gun blasting bullets of blood and guts observation and relentless social commentary through the writer's experience... it reads like a versified new gospel for the 21st century. - Ruth Solomon A scintilating wake-up call This remarkable book is both complex and simple, direct and subtle, and always thought-provoking. Dip into this and take away what you choose... you WILL go away enriched by the experience... fun, terrifying, funny, sweet, and heart-touching... Rick Smith deserves a much wider audience. - David J. Koukol Due to space restrictions, these reviews can be read in their complete form at: http: //www.ufoteacher.com/portfolio/bookreviews.html.