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View from the Middle of the Road V: New Observations (Volume 5)

by Lucinda Clark, R. Xavier Clark, Silvana Marconi

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  AmandaMoira | May 23, 2022 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I was excited to receive this book. Although, I did enjoy some, I did find it lacking in some areas. I didn't find it to be a very large book. In fact, it could be read in minutes. I liked how in depth some of it was, but others were just left you wanting. I think with more added to the book it could be great. It definitely has potential. ( )
1 vote Miranda4915 | Jan 18, 2019 |
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This book is a very short collection of a couple of poems and two short stories.
I found the poems excellently written, yet for some reason they didn't suck me in. It's probably a me problem and not the poetry, though. I loved the topics and the perspectives they gave, and I can't really say anything bad about the wording, either. Objectively they are very good, I can see that, I simply tend to enjoy the kind of poetry more that sound like music to my ears. Does that make sense...? I'm not sure. Anyways, though these were not exactly my kind of poems, I enjoyed their content and meaning, and I can honestly say they are very well-written.

The first short story (written by R. Xavier Clark) was my favorite thing in this collection. It was sweet and had a bit of humor, too. I enjoyed reading it and I would like to read more of this.

The second short story was good, too, but I didn't really feel like it was a short story. It was an excerpt from a book the author (Silvana Marconi) has written, and while it made her book sound very interesting, it didn't really make any sense without getting the whole story. It was more like an advertisement for the book - if it's supposed to be that, it works, though, because I'd be happy to read that book.

I give this book 3 stars, with adding that it's simply given to this book, and that it made me want to read more of these authors/poet, so it's absolutely a rating of this particular book - having read more from them, I'd probably rate their work higher. ( )
1 vote Dora-SwiftCoffee | Jan 13, 2019 |
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While I found some of the stories to be okay, overall I was disappointed in the book and wish for more depth in what they could have been developed to be. I can certainly appreciate their quality, however. ( )
  izzybkn | Dec 3, 2018 |
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I recommend this book of short stories and poetry; it is a perfect break from reading what I typically read (fiction novels). The short story about the parents who tango was light and airy, while the other short story was captivating and I wanted more of it by the ending. I plan on sharing this book with friends and family so that we can discuss. . . ( )
1 vote erikajenks | Nov 14, 2018 |
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