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Cold Soup

4.75  ·  Rating details ·  4 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Nic Aubury is an ordinary bloke. He’s a grumpy parent, a part-time pedant and an armchair philosopher. He sees the inanities in gastronomical fads, worries he’s not a “proper” dad, and stops to watch the simple beauty in family life. But his ability to capture that life in taut, witty verse is extraordinary.

There’s lots to laugh at in Cold Soup: Adam and Eve contemplating
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Paperback, 80 pages
Published 2013 by Nasty Little Press
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Ishmael
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious and heart-breaking. Highly recommended.
Jim
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
In the 1970’s had you’d asked Joe Public to name a living poet, depending on their age you’d have got one of two answers: Pam Ayres or John Cooper Clarke. I doubt Edwin Morgan—arguably the most multi-faceted and technically gifted poet Scotland’s ever produced—would’ve got a look in. Master craftsmen Ayres and Clarke may not have been but they were popular. And funny.

Nic Aubury’s an ordinary bloke: a grumpy parent, part-time pedant and armchair philosopher. He’s also a funny poet and I can imag
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Sophie Hannah
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nic Aubury is my favourite new poet to emerge in the last decade. I did a reading with him at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival this afternoon, and he is just brilliant: witty, clever, erudite - just brilliant in every way! If you think you don't like poetry because it's obscure and off-putting, I promise you: you will LOVE Nic's poetry. It rhymes, scans and makes sense. Proper poems that do what poems are supposed to do! Really memorable, hilarious and wise. Cannot recommend this book highly enoug ...more
Martyn
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very funny and at times deeply moving poetry from Nic Aubury. Happily piercing the pomposity that can often run through modern efforts, Aubury instead focusses on the dilemmas of dealing with other people's children, the ravages of age, and trying not to be found out as a less than stellar parent.

Wonderful collection. Read it today.
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