Wednesday, October 17, 2012

{Review} Between Eden and the Open Road by Philip Gaber

ISBN #: 978-0615585864
Page Count: 184
Copyright: June 23, 2012
Publisher: Philip Gaber

(Taken from Amazon)

Teasingly mysterious, preposterously sparse, this collection of imperfect art populaire is brought to you in surrealist Technicolor.

Read these small tales from the unconscious with unafraid eyes, when you're barely tired or leading a life of sloth or on the threshold of maturity struggling to find a place outside yourself or if you've just woken up and can't believe what's become of your life.

Charlene's Review:

If reading the description above speaks to you, then this is definitely the book for you. These 60+ poems and prose touch on all manner of subjects, and all levels of conscience. Often thought-provoking, Mr. Gaber has a definite melancholy style in which he writes. I found it a bit on the darker side, but there is a splash of humor and wit that keep it going.

The book is dedicated "for those to whom it speaks" and that may well be the best definition for these writings. Some chapters will speak to you, and some will simply not, but it is well-written and each tells a story in and of itself. If this book is any indication of what goes through Gaber's mind, the literary world had better watch out.

*A physical copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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