Saturday, December 27, 2014

Poetic and Seductive

Today I discovered a beautiful review written by the poet, author and book reviewer, Clarissa Simmens. This is what wrote for the audiobook edition of my novel, Apart From Love:
  • Clarissa SimmensFL United States12-27-14
  • "Poetic and Seductive"
    What did you love best about Apart from Love?
    The different levels in the story: mythological, philosophical, and romantic. 

    What other book might you compare Apart from Love to and why?
    The three aunts—the Fates—snipping and knitting, moving amongst the lives of the main characters. Also, there is the basic story of the love triangle of Ben, his father Lenny, and Anita (the young wife who is replacing Ben’s mother) that is reminiscent of Oedipus Rex: kill the father and marry the stepmother. Because of these parallels, I see this as a potential Greek tragedy that may have been written in ancient times.

    Have you listened to any of David Kudler and Heather Jane Hogan ’s other performances before? How does this one compare? 
    No, but I enjoyed their performances and would certainly look for additional audibles featuring them.

    If you could take any character from Apart from Love out to dinner, who would it be and why?
    Anita. Despite being uneducated, poor and seemingly a home wrecker, she shows--surprisingly--much wisdom. She is fiercely protective of her unborn child and the reader/listener will have no doubt that Anita will be a superior mother.

    Any additional comments?
    The best part of a Poznansky book? The poetic prose, her seductive words, that make each book well worth listening to or reading.

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