Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Recommendation : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Stepping away from the fiction and romance reviews for a quick minute, I came across this debut poetry collection through the author on instagram and thought I would give her collection a go, especially after enjoying the poetry I’ve read on her account (@myoxytocin).
Firstly let me comment on the formatting, just because. More often than not I find myself a little disappointed at formatting by those who self publish on Amazon, particularly those that publish poetry ebooks. But that is most definitely not the case here, you can tell the author has spent a lot of time and given a lot of thought towards creating this wonderful looking ebook.
First impressions based on the opening epigraph provide a promise of greatness to come. The opening words are incredibly uplifting and insightful, like something one might see on a motivational page alongside beautiful imagery. The prose that follows contains stories of love, of loss, self discovery, heartbreak, growth, acceptance and so much more and continue with the same imaginative flair that the prose began on. I found myself enjoying the imagery presented with each paragraph of prose and especially enjoying the many different turns of phrase presented by the author.
I found myself highlighting a fair amount in the book and I think you can tell a lot about the enjoyment taken from a piece of work by the number of highlights. One of the pieces that particularly stood out to me was ‘The Platform’, I just found the concept so compelling. That in life we are all on a train journey and our meeting of individuals can be likened to stopping at the same station, with their duration in our lives being compared to long and short journeys.
Overall I enjoyed reading the prose presented thoughtfully in this poetry collection and would definitely recommend to any poetry enthusiasts or anybody just wanting a change of pace.
We are nothing but fragmented memories and broken hearts, searching desperately in the night for all of our missing parts.Chloé Bull, find me