From the poem Writing Magic:
Some writers choose just a scant few
to say a lifetime of feelings,
While other writers
gather thousands of words in a book
to paint a few days of one life...
Animated Objects is Linda D. Addison's debut offering. This is a mesmerizing mixture of poetry and short stories, fables and science fiction, enchanting fantasies and harsh realities. It will take you on a journey and touch you in places long forgotten or never experienced.
What makes this collection such a treasure is that Addison is such a skillful writer. She is able to be true to herself and her art form while turning the reader's interpretation into participation. Her words can be as gentle as a mother's hand, as sharp as a razor, as rough as a nail file and as blunt as a hammer.
This book has something for everybody without that being its purpose. A perfect example of the universal appeal of Animated Objects is the inclusion of bits and pieces of her personal journals that encompass twenty seven years of of hopes, trials and disasters.
Reading those snippets let's you see that which is usually hidden from the reader. You get to look past the writer as a person and instead get to look at the person as a writer. You get to peer into her world in a way that's as cryptic as the light of her Night Bird yet as forthcoming as the birth of one child and the miscarriage of another.
C&B Books Reviewer