Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Book Review - Tinderbox Lawn by Carol Guess

Carol Guess’ book Tinderbox Lawn is quite a collection of prose poems; each one is a small sample of Life in all stages and viewpoints. The poems are very much “in your face” and raw, leaving nothing to the imagination or room for any possible doubt. Sex without passion or love is prevalent throughout the book as well and at times it was painful to read even by my standards. While I am glad I read the book and know that Guess is a talented writer, I still found myself cringing after reading some of the pieces. I did not get too upset once I finished the slender and powerful book. If you enjoy reading blatantly honest poetry and short stories, Tinderbox Lawn is for you.

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