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The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: Poems (2005)

by Mark Haddon

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Unfortunately I listened to this rather than read it. Like all poetry one needs to go back and forth not easy to do on audio. Also I never knew the works that were abridged so it lost all meaning. ( )
  bergs47 | Mar 28, 2013 |
I much prefer Haddon's novels to his poetry. There was maybe one poem I actually enjoyed; mostly they just didn't make any sense to me. I have never been much of a poetry fan to begin with (exepct for Longfellow and Bukowski) but for some reason I keep trying. I think I should just give it up and realize poetry just isn't for me. This book of poems did not help. ( )
  goldiebear | Mar 20, 2009 |
A great book of observant poetry for a great writer of novels. ( )
  Djupstrom | Apr 27, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307275698, Paperback)

From the phenomenally bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time comes Mark Haddon’s first collection of poems.

That Mark Haddon’s first book after The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a book of poetry may surprise his many fans; that it is also one of such virtuosity and range will not.

The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea reveals a poet of great versatility and formal talent. All the gifts so admired in Haddon’s prose are in strong evidence here – the humanity, the dark humour, and the uncanny ventriloquism – but Haddon is also a writer of considerable seriousness, lyric power, and surreal invention. This book will consolidate his reputation as one of the most imaginative writers in contemporary literature.

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A collection of poetry presents an array of love lyrics, new versions of classical odes, lullabies, and comic set-pieces that demonstrate a versatility of voice and imagination.

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