BOOK REVIEW:BEYOND by FAMOUS ISAACS

Read a book review of one of our writer’s books, Famous-Isaacs Ogadu from Nigeria, by Nancy Oyula.

LIGHTEN UP.

BOOK REVIEW:BEYOND by FAMOUS ISAACS

BOOK: Beyond

AUTHOR: Famous Isaacs

Genre:Micro-Poetry

ISBN-13:  978-1518684838

ISBN-10: 1518684831

FIRST PUBLISHED:2015

PUBLISHER: Mystery Publishers

LANGUAGE:English

 

Famous Isaacs is a Nigerian blogger, film maker, novelist and professional photographer who *specializes in documentary shooting, weddings and making portraits. He has authored another poetry book, “One Day In The Falling Light Of Dusk”. The book was published in 2013.

In this book, the author talks about random topics. He uses very few lines in his verses. Possibly one of the fewest to ever been used in recent times. His verses are not that complex, just what any reader can read and enjoy at any given period of the day, and in any situation.

The author starts telling his tale while in London. It’s six in the A.M. He has been dreaming about about an unknown person. The author says the un-named character burns…

View original post 400 more words

Advertisements

NEW BOOK RELEASE | Flashes of Vice: Vol III by Vincent de Paul

Flashes of vice front coverWe are pleased to announce a new book release by the bestselling flash fiction Kenyan writer and poet, Vincent de Paul.

Vincent de Paul has taken the flash fiction genre to a whole new level, with now three books of flash fiction stories in the market entertaining his readers.

About The Book

Title: Flashes of Vice: Vol III
Subtitle: A Collection of Flash Fiction Stories
Language: English
Publisher: Mystery Publishers LTD
Format: PDF
Genre: Flash Fiction
ISBN: 978-9966-100-06-1
Date of Publication: 14 February 2017
Price: $0.99 at Mystery Bookstore and Smashwords

Description: Flashes of Vice: Vol III is a collection of flash fiction stories on terrorism, the distant near future, conspiracies, why aliens have beef with humans, and the scars of war.

The stories begin and end without warning: like ‘Allah’s Open Letter to Terrorists’, or the story of the virgin girl who vowed never ever to have sex with terrorists in heaven. Or the serial killer military widow who kills her dead husband’s friends for revenge. Or the untold story of Jesus’s resurrection in ‘How Did the Dead Escape?’

The stories take you into the future, a flash of alien invasion into the world, and the all-time-juicy conspiracies to make the world a better place.

BOOK REVIEW | Knots and Nine by Mark Ayieko Wandera

markBook: Knots and Nine – Thoughts and Poems
Author: Mark Ayieko Wandera
Format: PDF
ISBN: None
Publisher: Self-Published
Reviewer: Vincent de Paul

Mark Ayieko Wandera is a young promising Kenyan poet with a magical way with words. This collection of poems, which he has self-published for reasons I don’t want to speculate, speaks volumes of what he wants to tell the world. Though it sometimes comes off as musings of a heart hurt and broken by love, the writer has addressed quite a number of themes: love, healing, relationships, hope, peace, war, parenthood, and much more.

Mark has broken several poetry rules, but yet which avant-garde poet doesn’t? He has not laboured the reader with intricate traditional styles that follow a specific template. The language is simple and straightforward, the kind of poems you read like lyrics (of your favourite song).

In the poem ‘Love Builds Father’ absentee fatherhood is shown how it affects children, and how couples grow apart and what happens to them is shown in ‘Growing [too] Apart’, something many of us can relate to. I have several favourites there, to select one would be injustice to the others. The good thing is, they are relatable, address issues affecting the society today in a simple yet powerful manner.

Apart from the good of it all, there are weaknesses that the writer should check on: use of sheng. Seriously, that is a total put off, and it is the first poem that greets you – ‘Recovery’. Were it not for giving him the benefit of the doubt I would have stopped right there and trashed the book. Such language is cheap for any poet, avant-garde or not, to be taken seriously by a large audience who find pleasure in literature.

Also, the self-published tag screams right from the first page, interior design, copyrighting, and all. Understandably so, self-publishing is revolutionizing publishing, but when one goes that route risks being vanity writer if they don’t employ professional services or don’t have a professional look in their works.

That said, the book is good, connecting. I would give it three stars.