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Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (196 of 231)
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If We Could Speak Like Wolves by Kim Moore
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars These wolves do speak, 26 Feb 2013
This is a small and unassuming collection of powerful poems that mix detailed observation, original imagery and some intriguing quirkiness. Some are rather brutal [Tuesday at Wetherspoons], some surreal [In Praise of Arguing] and some eerie [The Thing]. But all contain lines that puzzle and confuse, fascinate and strike the reader with their inventiveness. Kim Moore is truly a poet to watch. Highly recommended.
The Beautiful Indifference by Sarah Hall
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A beautiful series of short stories with landscapes at their heart but with a range of themes and styles. All are thought-proking, challenging and unique, many about dark desires, some sexually blunt at times. A few are less perfect than the others in terms of satisfying the reader, finishing brusquely, but Sarah Hall's writing is so earthy, so Anglo-Saxon in its language that I find them all refreshing. Highly recommended.
Catch a Fish From the Sea: Looking for Love - Will&hellip by Nasreen Akhtar
Clearly, this book was not aimed at someone like me, a white guy in his 60s. Firstly, the age thing: a book written by someone in her 20s desperately [yes, largely she seemed desperate] looking for a husband is not what I want in a story; Jane Austen did it so much better and I am not a great fan of hers either! Secondly, the gender thing: a book obsessed with a woman's feelings and how so many men let her down [I lost count of the number who were not up to her standards] in so many ways will clearly appeal more to females than males. Then the culture/religious thing: I certainly learned a lot about Asian/Muslim attitudes within families and how we outside that community tend to stereotype… Read more

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