Books Review: Milk and Honey // Dirty Pretty Things

Trang is back with another review ! From a new genre of books I’ve been LOVING lately : MODERN POETRY BOOK! These two books were very popular and were circulating on m Tumblr feed for a while.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur: ★★★★★sfdsf

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Rupi Kaur is such a great author.

I don’t even know where to begin.

Her words are beyond perfection.

 I have always loved the power of words. And these 204 pages were a complete work of art. Poetry in his simple form. No complicated syntax nor vocabularies. Simply a girl, a victim, a woman who’s been through rape, heartbreaks and love. She uses the simplest words, so simple yet so efficient it hurts. There’s something about her poems that speaks to your inner woman soul, how society perceives you and how it can affect you. She stands strong against the stereotypes and encourages the empowerment of one woman to another. #GIRL LOVE  #yes to diversity 

Raw and brutally honest. Spellblindly sexy too. 

The words were jumping out of the pages, they were living. A must read for anyone.

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Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet : ★★★asd

15184014_10154973158722780_1007800205_oAs you start this book, you will notice immediately that Lang Leav and Micheal Faudet are lovers. Lang Leav has already established her popularity as a poetry author among today’s generations. Unfortunately, the introduction she wrote for this book is also the only thing I love about this book. 

As much as I want to like this book, I find it not so pertinent. Overall, it’s 60% of time him repeating things that Lang Leav has said. We get it you’re together but I wanted to read his words not hers. If I wanted to, I could just grab her book and I wouldn’t bother with this one.

Finally, he was obvioulsy trying way too hard. His writing is very juvenile and sophomoric. I think out of 274 pages, there were only ..3 poems that I liked.

Here are some examples that I find very dull : 

“Lust is a lovely word and makes love
so much more interesting.”

“Naked guilt,a punishment dealt;
over a wooden table
where a jam donut
is noticeably absent.”

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AND FOR GOD’S SAKE, Why is every girl in his poems wearing short skirts ?! Feels so cheesy and full of cliches.  Cotton white panties..and skirts.. and some more skirts… *sigh 

I guess that’s the thing with subjective poetry reading, you get it or you don’t and that’s what happens here with these two books.

Hope you enjoy this review 🙂 Let me know if you have read these two and what books you would recommend me !

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21 thoughts on “Books Review: Milk and Honey // Dirty Pretty Things

  1. Books, Vertigo and Tea says:

    I am admittedly not one for a lot of poetry. I do enjoy it on occasion, but I am not sure about a full book. Would I be able to appreciate it (I always ask myself), I should be able to I think. I am still humoring the notion of grabbing a copy of Milk and Honey. So we may see in time. Great review 🙂

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  2. Read Diverse Books says:

    Trang, I loved your review for Milk and Honey! I have seen this book around the Blogosphere and Bookstagram quite a bit and it makes me so happy. I started getting into poetry this year and I had really been missing out. I just know I will love and appreciate the haunting simplicity of Milk & Honey. Thanks for reminding me I need to get this book!

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  3. Donna says:

    School taught me poetry was boring and complicated so reading that Milk and Honey has “No complicated syntax nor vocabularies” it makes me so happy. A raving review made me buy it a month ago and now I just can’t wait to read it. I hope it will reconcile me with the genre. Great review!

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    • Transhaan says:

      LOOLL same here. Especially for people like Lashaan he hears poems and he runs away. I’ve always loved poems and Rupi Kaur proves to the world that you don’t need an extensive syntax and overcoated words to be a great poet 🙂

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  4. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    I’ve always been interested in poetry, I loved reading poems in high school, studying them and finding the hidden meanings, and I always find quotes online I live but I’ve never actually picked up a book of poetry, and sat down and read it. I’ve been seeing Milk and Honey around WordPress a lot recently so maybe I should pick it up and give it a go. I definitely love the quotes you selected from this book for your review! 😀

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  5. Michelle @ Addictively Turning Pages says:

    I adored ‘milk and honey’!! It is a beautiful collection of poetry that is the definition of why I love poetry. I think every woman (and man) should read this. It has a vulnerable honest voice that I just LOVE. I seriously love this book! So many amazing feels!!

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      • Michelle @ Addictively Turning Pages says:

        haha, more people need to read it!!! I just want to shove this book in people’s faces and just yell, “READ THIS!! ITS AMAZING!”

        I can’t choose a favourite poem!! They’re all so good! I see the piece as a large poem so the whole book is my favourite poem 😂

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  6. lostartofreadingblog says:

    I love they way you described Milk and Honey!!! It’s so hard to review poetry it’s so personal, and everyone will feel so differently depending on their personal experience. Or even my mood sometimes will change how I feel about what I am reading.

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