Review: Loopholes by L. Brown

Synopsis:

As time goes on, more walls are built by more people.  Sometimes they’re built to hinder others, sometimes they only hinder ourselves.  These walls enclose us if we let them.  What we seek lies beyond these walls.  When we search for depth and meaning, we can run into these walls; but there are ways to get past them.  Loopholes are moments in which the choice to go through walls, rather than build them, is made.  These moments come in the form of surreal encounters, poetic monologues, warnings, fragments, hallucinations, primordial memories, one page plays, imagined contests, conversations, confessions, events within events, songs, narrow escapes, and much more.

Favorite Lines:

“I’m the criminal who has committed the most beautiful crime.”

“He had the soul of someone I knew.”

“People make the mistake of ascribing meaning to words and actions. But meaning can only be found in the eyes. When your eyes find something they disagree with in mine, a fight erupts.”

“There is something wrong with the idea of fate. There is a flaw in it somewhere. It seems too perfect. We are taught that we have a fate, and that by trying to avoid fate, we inevitably bring our fate closer. But I tell you that fate can be overcome. The same way that you can overcome the law, i.e., there are loopholes in fate.”

My Opinion:

I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

There was a lot of dark imagery and use of the words such as “blood”, “egg”, and “sperm”. I almost imagine that these words came from someone who is angry with the world at 3am.

I’m not a huge poetry person and when I do read it, I tend to favor romantic or melancholy, lovely poems. This collection of poems had a dark, deep meaning that seemed to reflect a lot on how society is through the eyes of the author.

Summary:

Overall, probably not my cup of tea but I can appreciate the art of it all nonetheless.

Loopholes


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