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Book review: Fatal Impact by Thomas McRae

Fatal Impact

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Published: the 1st of November 2018
Written byThomas McRae
SeriesStandalone
Length: 54 pages
Source: Free copy generously provided by the author.
Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to receive a free copy in exchange for my honest review. However, please note that all opinions and views are my own and I purchased the book myself after it was released.

 

 

 

The blurb

 

My life wasn’t worth a Canadian dime, but then God sent the angel I desire. Baby, true love is eternal like fire, so bless my heart with your laughter plus your smile. I’m eager for peace. I’m anxious for love. You’re all I need and everything I adore. My heart and soul will always be with you, so thank you, baby, for helping me bloom. I love you more as time goes by, but time sure flies, so let’s open our eyes. Baby, I’m ready for our souls to collide. My life wasn’t worth a moment of your time, but God that moment was worth my lifeline.

 

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Okay, this is going to be short!! After all how much can one write about 44 poems spread over 54 pages? Well for this reviewer, not a lot!! I think the most noteworthy thing is. that this never felt like poems. While I was sat in the sofa and reading the book, I felt like I was snooping through someones diary!! Not cool!!!

 

This read more like a collection of short stories (emphases on short) or messages/letters to the authors loved ones. And it made me feel like a pervy trespasser, standing outside in the shadows in a long trench coat, spying on private conversations and thoughts. On the plus side I have now discovered that being a stalker isn’t for me. So at least there’s no lost love for hiding behind bushes, staring at people when they’re at their most vulnerable. Which is a good sign. I think?

 

The poems stories the author tells range from love to lust to religion – there’s even some thoughts on how and what America was built on. I think I might have liked this more, had there been some kind of rhyme or rhythm to it. Because without it was dull and intimate, for the wrong reasons.

However, I applaud the author for baring himself and (what I assume) are his innermost thoughts. It takes guts to share that, and I can at least appreciate and respect that!!

 

 

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Do you like poems? Have a book ever made you feel like you shouldn’t be reading it’s content, because it’s too personal? Let’s chat in the comments!

 

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