2016/01/21

BOOK REVIEW:
LIFE ON MARS BY TRACY K. SMITH

Title: Life On Mars
Author: Tracy K. Smith
Published: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 88
Rating: 2/5


Summary:
This book is about the discoveries, failures and oddities of human existence, with a fair bit of sci-fi elements to accompany it.


Review:
Well. I had quite high expectations for this, knowing it has won several awards, but I must say I find myself disappointed.

The greatest thing in this collection is the writing. The author creates beautiful imagery and some sentences are to die for. The problem is, I don't understand what they mean.

There were a couple of poems I really liked and that I felt I got the meaning of. Some other poems I felt like I could see where she was going but I still didn't really understand. For the most part though, I was just lost.

I don't feel like this book really gave me anything at all, and sadly, I can't really say I would recommend it. Though there must be some people who get it, since it won the Pulitzer Prize, so maybe it's just me.

You can get this book at The Book Depository*
You can read more about it on Goodreads
*AFFILIATE LINK
SHARE:

2 comments

  1. Admittedly, this takes my brain away immediately to David Bowie. But, anyways, I get what you mean about poetry. It's so hard to decipher when you don't know what it's trying to say, so I think the most important part is what it means to YOU, instead of what the author meant. ❤

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree! Yes, though it would be interesting to know what she meant, but oh well :P

      Delete

© The Book Castle | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Created by pipdig