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4.0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable Collection
Self-conscious, conversational, technically adroit, Pluto is an enjoyable collection. Maxwell is at his most powerful where his long lines of conversational, prosy rhythms coalesce into a penetrating iambic pentameter line. Sometimes Maxwell seems to be bored, uninterested, jibing at the reader, only straying into copses of poeticality, but closer examination usually...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mid-wife crisis
'I'd let/time go by like money.' Harsh, visceral, bleakly personal. When we come across rhyme on p28 it's like finding water in a desert. (OK, there is rhyme before, but it dries up at p10.) Stand-out? Maybe The Case of After.
Published 22 months ago by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'


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4.0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable Collection, 9 May 2013
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This review is from: Pluto (Paperback)
Self-conscious, conversational, technically adroit, Pluto is an enjoyable collection. Maxwell is at his most powerful where his long lines of conversational, prosy rhythms coalesce into a penetrating iambic pentameter line. Sometimes Maxwell seems to be bored, uninterested, jibing at the reader, only straying into copses of poeticality, but closer examination usually reveals a fluid intelligence striking remarkable forms out of suburban material.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mid-wife crisis, 18 Jun. 2013
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'I'd let/time go by like money.' Harsh, visceral, bleakly personal. When we come across rhyme on p28 it's like finding water in a desert. (OK, there is rhyme before, but it dries up at p10.) Stand-out? Maybe The Case of After.
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