A #bookreview for Dark Words by Paul White (Dark Tales and Darker Poetry) @fluffybunnypj dark and emotional #poetry and #prose #TuesdayBookBlog

Dark Words

I received an advanced copy of this book from the author but that has not influenced my review in any way.

I chose to read this book because I like dark, emotional stories but I am not that fond of poetry, generally, so thought I would probably skip that and concentrate on the prose. However, my thoughts changed pretty quickly… with the first poem, Bad Days. The tagline for this book is Dark Tales, Darker Poetry and this was definitely a dark poem, one which I thoroughly enjoyed. I went on to devour this book in a couple of sittings drawn on by the flow of each beautifully placed word.

There is a terrific story, Eyes Like A Ghost, that reveals the horrible reality of the situation slowly and incompletely as it’s told in the voice of a child. Another one, Neat and Orderly, had a surprise ending I loved. In fact, I could ramble on about each piece but I won’t as this would last forever. What I will say is that although the pieces vary in length and style there is one thing that does not alter, their quality. This book is immaculately presented, contains occasional photos which are a nice touch and is so well written I have no hesitation in giving it five stars.

I’ll finish with two points. Firstly, this read is exactly what it says on the cover, dark, and it covers subjects that are depressing and emotional so readers should probably assess their own mental state before opening it up as to its suitability. And finally, I’m surprised to see it is only available as a paperback at the moment and hope it will eventually be made into an ebook as well so as many people get to read it as possible.

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About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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4 Responses to A #bookreview for Dark Words by Paul White (Dark Tales and Darker Poetry) @fluffybunnypj dark and emotional #poetry and #prose #TuesdayBookBlog

  1. Paul says:

    Thank you.
    Happy you enjoyed the poetry too 🙂

  2. judith anne barrow says:

    I love the idea of mixing prose and poetry. Sometimes the way they are placed gives emphasis to the images/ideas. Tempting. Thanks, Georgia..x

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