April 22, 2015 · 2:59 AM
I recently shared with you that Maciej at No Kind of Magic had released a collection of poetry. I have had his book in my possession for some time now and have had time to read, re-read and immerse myself in his words.
I posted a brief review on Amazon and wish to share it here as well.
Intense, provocative and penetrating poetry
55 poems that act as a dark, fun-house mirror reflecting back versions of your own pain as well as universal truths.
If you are looking for pretty, flowery poems of nature and romance–trust me, this will not be your cup of tea. BUT, there is truth here and there is beauty in that. Some may find the poems within a bit jarring and indeed this collection requires a steady eye. I found myself reading and rereading lines to gain an even deeper understanding, at times nodding in agreement and other times weeping.
This poet has skillfully flayed his own hide, leaving his insides exposed and vulnerable. I’m left wanting to cradle his trampled, yet still beating, heart gently in my hands.
If you haven’t yet you can purchase his book at the links below:
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or if you prefer Amazon just click the image below:
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December 30, 2014 · 5:43 AM
Hi All! I happily shared the news of Gigi’s book debut last month and now thought i would share the brief review I just posted on Amazon. 🙂
5 out of 5 stars Funny, Engrossing, Evocative?? Without a Doubt!!
You will be caught off guard and then completely absorbed!
Conversations With Death: A Love Story explores some very heavy subject matter with such humor that I found myself smiling and literally laughing out loud. (Not to mention craving some pie.)
The entire novel is divided into brief conversations which makes this a fun and fast read… yet it stays with you. There is such a raw, unvarnished honesty within its pages; the sadness and anger ring true making it all the more relatable. I can say, without a doubt, you have never read a book about Death like this one. I highly recommend it; smart, funny, thought-provoking, philosophical and comforting.
I loved every quirky, beautiful, poignant moment of it. I’m waiting impatiently for Book 2!
Go buy this book!
Conversations with Death: A Love Story, now available on Amazon Kindle.
“Death stopped by far too often, as far as I was concerned. I needed a way to deal with my rage. I was furious. So, I decided to hunt down and, if possible, kill Death.When I wrote the very first Conversation, I was ready for a fight. I never expected to write a second Conversation, let alone an entire book full of them. But something happened when I met and started talking to Death. Something that made me understand what Life and Death were all about. The Conversations went in a direction I never could have imagined.We all have our own truth and this is mine. Conversations with Death is a give and take between a living human and Death itself.”
Conversations with Death on Amazon
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