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The Blue Blueprint by Colin Dodds
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Feb 28, 2012

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Read from February 17 to 28, 2012

I'd give it 3 and a half stars to be more precise.

I got this book through a First Reads giveaway.

All in all, Dodds is very good at showing and not telling in his poetry. I think I can say I liked a lot of particular lines or verses rather than full poems throughout this collection. The two poems I did really, really like were "A Million Years on a Greyhound Bus" and "My Personal Undertow." Two other ones I remember liking were "The Most Dangerous Thing to Be" and "Secret Drug Words."

There are definitely great parts to many of the poems in this book, and the continuation of certain stories (or the underlying plots, in which the sections are divided into) gets you flipping the pages to keep reading on.

I guess in the end, although lots of the poems were written well and the content was engaging, it wasn't always that insightful or emotion-drawing for me. Maybe to others it will be a different experience.

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