Tagged: book-review

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Book Review “Colder: A Collection of Poetry & Prose”, River Dixon

Winter. Somewhere in North Dakota. River: Do you know what I’d ask Santa if I’d ever met him? Dixon: Hot babe? River: I’d say “I want COLDER”… Dixon: Are you mad, it is already -16,6 F! Why do some young kids dislike poetry? Why do so many people unsatisfied with modern poetry? When Marianne Moore wrote a poem titled “Poetry,” she began it with the words: “I, too, dislike it.” Making a poem was never quite...

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Book Review “The King of FU”, Benjamin Davis (illustration Nikita Klimov)

“Life is like a colonoscopy,” claims the author of the book ‘The King of FU’. What happens during colonoscopy, and how to prepare for the sacred action, are the main themes of this magical poem about the Kingdom in which we all live. It seems that Benjamin knows exactly what he is talking about. And Ray loves that. The honesty The openness The sincerity Two testicles + two hands + two horns = the imitation of birth....

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Book Review “The Donkey King and Other Stories”, Christopher Lindsay

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” Neil Gaiman I love fairytales. And I still read them and probably, just like Audrey Hepburn, I like them best of all. Not because they are so fascinating and wizardly wonderful, but because they are teaching us: that good and evil is not ‘abstract concepts’ no magic can save you if you...

Book Review “The Book of HIDDEN THINGS”, Francesco Dimitri

Once upon a time, Ray went to the book store because he wanted to read a fantasy book and… bought “The Book of HIDDEN THINGS”. “God works in mysterious ways.” William Cowper Pitch: 4 friends (Art, Fabio, Tony, and Mauro) have a pact – to meet up on the same day every year in the small hometown, Casalfranco, in southern Italy. What can go wrong? They are fully grown dudes with small kids, boring jobs, and...

Book Review “The Silent Dead”, Graham Smith

Pitch: Detective Beth Young has just joined the Cumbrian major crimes team when a body is found posed in a ritualistic manner – arms spread and graceful wings attached – at a crumbling castle in the hills of the Lake District. The entire police force is on red alert. But Beth begins to feel she’s the only one who can follow the disturbing clues left by the twisted killer. The killer is looking for another victim...

Book Review “Artemis”, Andy Weir

“Building a civilization is an ugly thing.” Andy Weir I never read (or watched) “The Martian”, but because I’m trying to write a sci-fi story, I decided to spend some of my free time studying the genre. “Artemis” caught my eye because it: Is short, Has a minimalistic design, Utilizes a nice font Has lots of dialogues What can I say about the book (in general)? Seems like the author figured it all out (pronounced with the...

Book Review “The Nature Fix”, Florence Williams

“At the end of the day, we come out in nature not because the science says it does something to us, but because of how it makes us feel.” Strayer In the last 50 years, our lives have dramatically shifted indoors. Noise, smoke, grey fog, heat, tiger mosquitos, mutant mushrooms, plastic, more plastic, and other crap has strangled our complex and beautiful nature to death. Almost to death. Florence Williams gives you the possibility to take...