Book Review – ‘Whisperings of a Common Man’

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Book Cover – ‘Whisperings of a Common Man’

Author:  Dhanu

 

Publisher: Partridge Pub
Publication date: 22 Mar 2018
Language: English
Book length: 50
ISBN-10: 154370249X
ISBN-13: 978-1543702491

 

Blurb

The author is a person who releases his emotions through poems, and he has written about various topics based on his experience. He has also drawn images related to the poems, which further illustrate what the author wants to to convey. He has also explained the meaning of the poems so that readers from all age groups can read and understand them. The poems are based on philosophy, nature, personal experiences, and observations of the events happening around him or the world. This book is suitable for all age groups. Hope you enjoy it.

Review

Nowadays, I’m inclined towards reading more of anthologies than standalone novels. The reason for this is related to time crunch and uniform premise employed in the plot. Poetry anthologies are even shorter in comparison to short story anthologies. Re-reading them derives great pleasure.

‘Whisperings of a Common Man’ is an anthology of 20 poems mainly related to life and human behaviour.
It’s a short read that you can easily finish within an hour. Written in a simple language, which favours readers who don’t read poetry that often. I liked the title that is synonymous to one of the purposes of  poetry which is emoting the deepest inhibitions and fantasies of an individual. There was no particular format for the construction of the verses. I felt the poem, ‘The Fire Within’ was the best of the lot. We have to channel the fire within towards achieving maximum productivity.

The author had even give the descriptions of all the poems, which was not needed at all. By describing the pieces, the essence in them was diluted. The sketches that were given pertaining to each poem, could have been enhanced to illustrate the meaning. The verses towards the end, didn’t have an aesthetic appeal and had considerable number of punctuation errors.

You can buy a copy by clicking on the link below. The book is available in both e-book and paperback formats.

Whisperings of a Common Man

 

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10 thoughts on “Book Review – ‘Whisperings of a Common Man’

  1. Andreea P. says:

    I love anthologies too, and I had a period where I would go more for them than stand-alones. I am slowly getting into poetry too and this sounds like a great book for newbies – and a great review!

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  2. Ravish Mani says:

    Completely agree with you, Aparna, that description was not needed. It shows that the author doesn’t have faith in his readers’s grasping ability. I ain’t gonna read this book, but I’d like to read your honest reviews. Have a great day! 🙂

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