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5.0 out of 5 stars Strange and wonderful
This book sends the reader spiralling through a strange and sinister world of lodgers, animals and spinster aunts. The poems are glimpses of a young girl who is physically and mentally vulnerable but who finds strength through this creative expression of her fears and experiences. The serious subject matter of this volume belies the strain of surreal humour which runs...
Published on 4 Jun 2002

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good writing but fragmentary
I found these poems very difficult to get into, partly because I felt they were so fragmentary. The idea is very good, but I don't feel it's been fully realised in this work. In some poems, it was almost as if the shortness itself was acting as a barrier to the reader.
However, the images and their juxtaposition are certainly interesting (thus the 3 star rating), and...
Published on 30 Sep 2004


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5.0 out of 5 stars Strange and wonderful, 4 Jun 2002
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This review is from: Bunny (Paperback)
This book sends the reader spiralling through a strange and sinister world of lodgers, animals and spinster aunts. The poems are glimpses of a young girl who is physically and mentally vulnerable but who finds strength through this creative expression of her fears and experiences. The serious subject matter of this volume belies the strain of surreal humour which runs through the poems making this book easy to devour in one sitting. These poems are short, very short, and the poet is to be commended on her brave innovative style which pares down experience to a single bold image. Easily deserved the Whitbread prize for poetry this year.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good writing but fragmentary, 30 Sep 2004
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I found these poems very difficult to get into, partly because I felt they were so fragmentary. The idea is very good, but I don't feel it's been fully realised in this work. In some poems, it was almost as if the shortness itself was acting as a barrier to the reader.
However, the images and their juxtaposition are certainly interesting (thus the 3 star rating), and I would try this author again. I don't think I'd recommend this particular book though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing poet, unique voice, 16 Mar 2004
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You've simply not read contemporary poetry until you've read Selima Hill; and you've not read Selima Hill unless you've read "Bunny." Her vision and voice are hard to describe but not hard to read, to feel, to become absorbed with. Her collections of poetry tell novelesque tales, but in language that invites you deeply into her characters and her very quirky, visceral vision.
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