Sunday, August 20, 2017

Book Review - The Last Time I'll Write About You by Dawn Lanuza

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Review by Suze

One of my favorite poems of The Last Time I'll Write About You is the following:

IN A NUTSHELL

I'm not brave enough to love you
The same way
You're not strong enough to take me on.

It's a short poem that has so much meaning and in a few sentences Dawn Lanuza can say it all. She skillfully writes about emotions in a way that makes them easy to understand, to sympathize and possibly identify with and to find the deeper meaning behind her words. The Last Time I'll Write About You is a quick read and the words that are being used aren't difficult. That makes it possible to completely focus on the emotions themselves and all the complex layers that are part of them.

Dawn Lanuza's writing has a consistent quality and she has a strong voice. The poems are all connected and have a clear universal theme while they still stand out individually too, which I think is a wonderful achievement. I was captivated by the honesty and the fantastic rhythm that matches it so well. I really liked these beautiful poems, they're filled with so many different feelings that the author expresses splendidly and the execution and choice of words are gorgeous.

Advice

If you like poetry about love that is easy to read and filled with emotions you'll definitely like The Last Time I'll Write About You.

13 comments:

  1. I don't usually read much poetry but my friend does and she'll love this book. Thank you for the recommendation.

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  2. I love the sound of this book. I don't read much poetry but I think I would really like this book.

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  3. I get so sentimental when I read love poetry.

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  4. I do like poetry! Sounds like a good book.

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  5. I love the sound of this poetry book. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  6. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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  7. Poetry is something I don't read enough of. I didn't appreciate it as a young girl but I've tried some recently and actually have a few favrorites now. I love the title and simple design for the cover.

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  8. This looks very powerful!

    --Trix

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  9. Wow, I love your review. So wonderfuly written.

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  10. It has been a while since I read poetry. Great review.

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  11. I don't often read poetry, however, I do like it.

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  12. Oh my gosh, that poem really lives up to it's title.

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