Spectre Specter Blue Ravine

Spectre Specter Blue Ravine A contemplation of loss phantoms as euphemisms fordisaster

  • Title: Spectre Specter Blue Ravine
  • Author: N.L. Shompole
  • ISBN: 9781517041212
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • A contemplation of loss, phantoms as euphemisms fordisaster.

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    1. This was received for an honest reviewSpectre Specter Blue Ravine is her latest collection. It’s more on the personal side, more of a self-discovery or coming of age type of collection. Where themes such as diaspora, death, loss, and the question of home and what is home are the main structure of the collection.This one is a lot more developed compared to her previous ones. The surrealism and the fantastical kind of evaporate in the background and now it’s more about the self, but it is stil [...]

    2. Advance Readers’ CopyEnormous thanks to N.L. Shompole for reaching out and giving me the chance to read this collection before its release.“Some beasts are better left slumbering.”I had to read this collection three times before I realized what exactly was happening to me. From the very beginning I felt as if I’m being overwhelmed by something, and as I read on, the feeling only grew. I finished it in about two hours, I took a small break and started it again. Once again, I felt overpowe [...]

    3. I won this book in a giveaway.“Spectre Specter Blue Ravine” is a collection of poetry with “phantoms as euphemisms for disaster.” As this is my first attempt to read a collection of poetry and prose, I found it somewhat cumbersome to find no rhythm, pattern or even a beat in N. L. Shompole’s writings. Though the poetry does speak strong on issues such as love, loss and even longing; however, I felt empty after I read them.Now, I might not be the best judge on a book of poetry, but may [...]

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