Saturday, June 10, 2017

Review: Lacking Shades of Grey: A collection of Poems - Volume 1

Lacking Shades of Grey: A collection of Poems - Volume 1 Lacking Shades of Grey: A collection of Poems - Volume 1 by Nicole Settimi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awhile back I reviewed a book titled, Addictarium, also written by this author. That book contained poetry written by the author. In my review, I had written that I hoped the author would someday offer her poetry in a book. Here it is and it is everything I hoped it would be.
These are not fluffy love poems. They are raw, emotional poems that take us inside the worlds of drug addiction and mental health. They are not for the weak. They are not for those who wish to see either of those worlds in black and white. This book is very aptly named because those worlds are grey. They are worlds of love and glory battling with hate and shame; colored by deceitful promises, blind belief, hope and despair. The author of these poems holds nothing back.
If you are an addict or you know an addict, these poems will speak to you. It may not be what you want to hear, for the truth seldom is, but they might just be what you need to hear.
Through the two books this author has written, I have come to know a little about her. No one who bares their soul and pours their blood out in their writing is truly able to stay hidden. I am humbled by her painful honesty. I think the author is an amazingly brave soul. I wish her the best on this path she walks.
Thank you to the author who sent me an ecopy of this book. I chose to review it. The review is honestly written. The recommendation of this book is sincere.

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