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Sacrificial Nights by Bruce Boston
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Feb 15, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: poetry
Read 2 times. Last read February 7, 2017 to February 10, 2017.

This is a dark and effective novella-in-poems (with some prose / prose poem passages), weaving the lives of several characters into a compelling plot. The collaboration of Boston and Manzetti is nearly seamless, and the pages turn far more quickly than one would expect. The overall effect is one of noir hallucination, with several photomontage illustrations (by UK artist Ben Baldwin) enhancing the experience.

Aficionados of free verse, modern prose poetry, or noir fiction will probably find this a five-star ride. I prefer a little more structure and music, but still found myself unable to look away before this urban apocalypse reached its conclusion.

Full disclosure: I was supplied with an e-copy for Bram Stoker Award consideration.

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February 7, 2017 – Started Reading
February 10, 2017 – Finished Reading
February 15, 2017 – Shelved
February 15, 2017 – Shelved as: poetry

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