- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 227 KB
- Print Length: 28 pages
- Publisher: Windrift Books; 1st edition (4 Dec. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0080ZX3MO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,708,341 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sonata Vampirica (The Semaphore Collection Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Sounds like it might be weird - and it is - but in a very, very, good way that works amazingly well.
Sonata Vampirica tells a story whilst exploring emotional sensuality and developing experiences in episodic sections.
Sam's work has always inspired me - this is the real stuff.
Vibrant, powerful, resonant.
You will carry his words with you long after you have finished reading.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
There no denying the vampire's appeal in this modern age, and no denying the genre has been played by creative types of every stripe. Movies, comics, novels, animation, even children's television knows that vampires catch our collective attention in a very basic way.
The vampire, as a genre, is much like a battered and bruised punch drunk warrior making one last circle around the cultural zeitgeist, we know the soft spots, the limitations, the things to watch out for. We know the blood as metaphor for sexy danger in this age of post-AIDS is both lure and horror. This makes them less frightening, more human. Joss Whedon made them downright cuddly.
And then there is the vampire / leech revulsion, the disgust at the pragmatic realities of being a 'sexy monster'.
So when a writer who is both cerebral and impassioned makes the tired old saw seem fresh and heartfelt, we lucky readers get a front row seat into the three-ring psyche circus that the professional dead live through.
Poetry has power that no other writing possesses. This book is evidence.
Christopher Reilley - Poet Laureate of Dedham, MA
Through a fantastic voice, we journey from birth with the beast who has risen. We are treated to such human emotions as fear, lust, envy, loss, love...we are granted goosebumps, and in the shadows of the night, the poetic voice rises in stanzas such as ...And all I want is to spit out death's bitter/ cancer from my mouth, to taste more than blood...
There is no denying the talent of Poet Samuel Peralta...there is no denying his skill, his mastery of the written word, BUT...I have to admit, this engaging collection has got me wondering about his human-ess....I have returned from exploring the mind of a vampire through poetry...and Mr. Peralta has me wondering how he can know it so well. ;) An enthralling read, one that will be revisted time and time again. For those with a passion for the underworld...this is a must add to their collection, for those with a passion for poetry...you can not be without it.Sonata Vampirica (The Semaphore Collection)
Amy Barlow Liberatore, [...]