Book Review: Winter, Lust and Wonder

This is the first book of poetry I’ve reviewed and I was excited to do so because this book was written by my good friend James Mahoney over at The Written Word. He’s having a go at self-publishing this collection of poetry and I was lucky enough to get to see it in advance.

I’m the first to admit that poetry isn’t my first choice of reading material, though I am a huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe.

I read through the 38 page book in about an hour and found that I was unable to put it down. Every poem is so different, with different emotions driving them. For me, every poem was a new adventure, anew way of looking at something and thinking ‘yeah, I can relate to that’ or ‘I understand how this feels’.

My particular favourites were Dragon Blood, Sweet Embrace, Some Place I Go, and Passion.

From what I understand of poetry it’s about feeling, emotion and meaning that drives people to read it, to understand it. And you can see the emotion that James Mahoney has put into his work.

Winter, Lust And Wonder.is worth the read and I wish him lots of luck with self-publishing it.

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7 Responses

  1. darkjade68 says:

    Wow Quill, Thanks… I really Appreciate you taking the time to Review it, and I’m glad you got something out of it, as I know you’re not that into Poetry

    I as well haven’t read a lot of Poetry, but I also love Edgar Allen Poe

    And one thing you and I both seem to have in common, is our Love of Dragons… So I’m glad you like Dragon Blood

    Great Review, thank you so much

    DarkJade-

  2. darkjade68 says:

    Reblogged this on The Written Word and commented:
    My Friend Laura Pfundt over at Quill Wielder, whose also one of my Senior Writers over at The Dark Globe, Agreed to Read and Review my “Winter, Lust, And Wonder” Poetry Book… I thought she would be a good one to Review it, as she’s not really that into Poetry, but she’s definitely a Creative Talent, and an Honest and Earnest person.

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