“Love in a Time of Paranoia is a truly poignant collection, where every word serves a purpose. A lexical surgeon, Good takes little to no time to cut into a moment, revealing the heart as it lays there, exposed and previously misdiagnosed. You are nothing more than an intellectual intern on this journey—you will stand there as he thrusts you into a scene, as he steps back and watches you manipulate the power within a split second. You will be tested mentally, emotionally. So the question becomes not of Good’s literary aptitude, but of your ability to appreciate his precision, his analysis. Laced with quick, clean incisions, his poems are a crisp reflection of a skilled poet and I would wholeheartedly recommend this collection to anyone in the mood to be moved.” —Mimi Ferebee, Red Ochre Lit
A Brief History:
I knew nothing about this particular poet going into this read, it was my mother’s recommendation for the Popsugar Reading Challenge.
I’m not big on poetry (though apparently I can write it), that may not be the best way to word it, I don’t read poetry. To me this book was read to check a box, I didn’t love it, didn’t hate it. It’s a super quick read, I read it in about 20 minutes, on my phone, at work…
Would I Recommend This Book?
Eh, if you like poetry give it a go. I realize this isn’t a “ringing endorsement”, but as I said I’m don’t read poetry.
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