Official Review: Painting with Words by Ian Prattis

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Re: Official Review: Painting with Words by Ian Prattis

Post by briellejee » 31 May 2019, 02:09

A collection of poems invoking the reader's emotions through the writer's own feelings and experiences. When you said it follows a Buddhist outlook, I, a Christian, might not want to read it. However, art knows no religion so I think I'll still read it. Thanks for your review.
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Post by dragonet07 » 31 May 2019, 02:13

While I've always had mixed feelings about poetry, this collection sounds particularly intriguing. I don't practice any religion but the Buddhist themes in some of these poems are drawing me more to the collection, as are things like the use of curse words in some of the poems. The cover is also particularly beautiful, so I hope to find equally beautiful and moving poetry inside. Thank you for the helpful review.
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Post by prospero360 » 31 May 2019, 02:16

The book sounds quite interesting and emotional, covering various aspects of the author's life including true love. I always prefer narrative writing to poems though, but I'm open to giving this book a try.

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Post by Balazon2000 » 31 May 2019, 02:19

A book of poetry. I don't like poetry. Ill be passing this time. Congrats on the #BOTD

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Post by ObsessedBookNerd » 31 May 2019, 02:39

I don't like to read deeply emotional poetry. I like poetry if it is about nature or love usually. I will probably pass on reading this.

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Post by jaliper » 31 May 2019, 02:43

Wow, another poetry! I am a huge fan. Well, I am really okay with poems that are hard to understand so I guess I'll give this a try. Thanks for this.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 31 May 2019, 02:59

I call myself a sometime poet and occasionally seek poetry, especially the light ones and those that tell stories. I sampled the book and call the poetry passionate. The pieces sting. Though not the usual kind I seek, the poems spoke to me. And I listened.

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Post by Shilpa Paul » 31 May 2019, 03:09

Thanks for the review. I do not enjoy reading poetry so I will pass reading this book. All the best to the writer.

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Post by RoadWell » 31 May 2019, 03:11

Even though poetry is not my first reading choice, I loved the way that you have described this book. I also like that the author's muse is his wife which makes this collection of poems even more emotional. I am glad that you thoroughly enjoyed the book and thank you for the review.

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Post by Sanusi Yahuza » 31 May 2019, 03:16

jaliper wrote:
31 May 2019, 02:43
What I can say though, is that after you finish reading this book you'll probably find yourselves knowing the poet like he is your old friend. Every part is a different piece of Prattis’ puzzled life. He made sure to share every emotion and experience he had with us, and I think that is really brave and beautiful.
What I can say though, is that after you finish reading this book you'll probably find yourselves knowing the poet like he is your old friend. Every part is a different piece of Prattis’ puzzled life. He made sure to share every emotion and experience he had with us, and I think that is really brave and beautiful.

Well said Suzumiya. When I read poems, I read them with intention to know the heart and personality of their makers but if not so, my heart will be forced to give meaning to the works which can be good or wrong. I love to know others through their works and I'll have to explore this book ! I rejoice with Prattis.

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Post by Sumbule1 » 31 May 2019, 03:18

I don't practice any religion but the Buddhist themes in some of these poems are drawing me more to the collection, as are things like the use of curse words in some of the poems. The cover is also particularly beautiful, so I hope to find equally beautiful and moving poetry inside. Congrats on the #BOTD!

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Post by danielleamy » 31 May 2019, 03:34

Although I'm not offended by the Buddhist lifestyle, this type of poetry does not particularly appeal to me. It's nice that you clearly enjoyed this so much! Thanks for your wonderful review
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Post by Mercy Bolo » 31 May 2019, 03:39

The cover accurately represents the book's contents since the author writes about nature, the environment, and war. The poems are insightful and reveal the author's state of mind during various stages of his life.
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Post by Im_hart » 31 May 2019, 03:47

I love good and heartfelt poems but the Buddhist inclusion may make me decline this but this is a good review nonetheless, thanks.

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Post by ShiRah185 » 31 May 2019, 16:26

Re: Official Review: Painting with Words by Ian Prattis
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This sounds like just the book for me! I am a helpless romantic myself and I would like to also read about the author's thoughts on Buddha, nature and the old mare. Wonderful review.
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