I’m not much of a poetry reader. Though my favorite genre is Literary, I’m definitely one of those numbskulls that just doesn’t get it. I want to read a story, not words.
Thompson brings a rare talent, a gift, to tell a gorgeous story with lines of poetry each woven together with a dark ribbon with gold hope sparkling off its edges. Broken Places produces some of the most beautiful writing I have ever, ever seen. Her style cuts into your heart with a knife that is not only sharpened but ragged, its tip on fire. If you can get past the triggers of sexual abuse, it will swallow you with the brutal truth it bleeds all over the page. It takes a grand ability to write short non-fiction with emotional potency and raw effect like this, but Thompson nails it.
I would recommend it to any fan of artistic literature.
**OCH received a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.
Rachel Thompson is the author of the award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed. She also owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in the San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says…), 12Most.com, bitrebels.com, BookPromotion.com, and Self Publishing Monthly. She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.