The New Death and Others: Review

Okay, I know, I know. A lot of people have been reviewing this book as of late. I’ve tried not to class with too many other people. But I doubt my opinion of going to be much like the rest and I’ve been putting this post off for too long. The New Death and Others is, of course, a wonderful book.

There are some lovely references to Egypt through out and a lot of other aspects that, while this is a book comprised as a collection of short stories tied every one of them together to create something that resmbles (in my opinion) the network of a community. Each story – or poem, at that – combines terms and slightly adds on to others while not meaning too.

The language is beautifully written and, the sometimes dark, humour is hilarious! I saved a quote of my favourite little part that always gives me a warm humorous feeling inside.

“There were white sheep, whose wool would make white jumpers, and black sheep whose wool would make black jumpers, and tartan sheep whose wool would make kilts.”

  Generally the stories are very truthful and aren’t plodding around the point. If there is a sad end to a story it will come, it isn’t exaggerated, it isn’t over looked: it is truthful; which is exactly what I like and why I love neurotic eighties movies so much.

So, you don’t like Egypt, you don’t like honest endings and you don’t like the humour; why should you buy this book at Smashwords or Amazon?  Apart from the fact that it’s only ninety-nine cents and you shouldn’t ever pass up a bargain that amazing?

The cats.

There are lots of cats. From the How the Icle of Cats Got Its Name to the poem My Cat Is Not Like Other Cats. There are even sheep (as quoted above), genies and Gods personified. What I’m trying to get across is how absolutely wonderful I found this book. It literally had me laughing out loud at parts, the twists are great and well thought out and the humour is intelligent and modern (which was somewhat surprising)! So, at least give it a try and read some of the free content.

Best wishes,

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  1. I refuse to review it to be honest. He simply sended it to ALL of us with – I think – the only purpose to get his book "out there". Which is for me a bad way of advertising yourself.

  2. Aye, I'm going to read it. But I'm not going to spend my time on writing the review. Doesn't matter I think, there are already enough reviews written by our blogosphere.

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