Friday, November 10, 2017

Breathe. Breathe. by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi

Breathe. Breathe. is a great collection of poetry and short fiction. The poems are dark and vivid. They touch at the core of the human condition. The poems are gritty and chilling. You can feel the doom and dread in each of the poems. Breathe. Breathe. is an emotional rollercoaster. The characters are troubled and the author gives them just enough depth. 

People go through pain and abuse. The pages are filled will violence and denial. This book will catch you off guard. Some of the poems and short stories don't always go the way you think they will. All of the poems and short stories are great, but the story about the dandelion yellow crayon is my favorite. It broke my heart. The story is a clinical example of real-life horror. The story about the girl on the beach was good too.

I have to admit that I don't know much about poetry. Breathe. Breathe. makes you feel something, and I think that is what makes it so good. I also like that the collection is broken down into three sections, but it also could have worked by mixing the stories in with the poems. 

I highly recommend this book to fans of horror and poetry!

5/5 stars!

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