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Escapism by Candice  Lee
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it was ok

This book left me feeling disconnected and a little lost. Many of the poems were vague and open to interpretation, meaning that a lot of the narrative got broken and distorted on the journey through the book.

As a result, I struggled to understand the aim of the poetry, and therefore the collection as a whole. Much of the poetry felt samey and, in all honesty, a little childish. It's also clear to see that the process of creating this book must have been very cathartic for the author, yet it also felt very personal - to the extent that I felt a little awkward reading it!

My favourite aspect of Escapism was the photography. Candice Lee is clearly a skilled landscape photographer, and her style of photography lends itself very well to the bleak, melancholic nature of her poetry. I felt the two art forms went hand in hand brilliantly, yet I also enjoyed looking at the photos on their own merits, too.

I finished Escapism left in a rather reflective and melancholic mood, brought on by the sadness seeping from between the pages of the book.

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Reading Progress

October 5, 2016 – Shelved
October 5, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
September 12, 2019 – Started Reading
November 9, 2019 – Finished Reading

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