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18 review for The Hole Between Mine and Yours: Liquid Logic from a Dirty Tumbler (eBook)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Leslea

    The Hole Between Mine and Yours: Liquid Logic from a Dirty Tumbler by Christina Grey is the first poetry collection that's really forced me to think in quite some time. When I hear of some poetic great and look up his or her work, typically I find a few poems that make me gasp in writerly jealousy. Once in awhile, I'm even moved to download their book, or pick it up at the library or bookstore. Rarely do I find myself curious what he or she will say next. The Hole was a much-different story. I disc The Hole Between Mine and Yours: Liquid Logic from a Dirty Tumbler by Christina Grey is the first poetry collection that's really forced me to think in quite some time. When I hear of some poetic great and look up his or her work, typically I find a few poems that make me gasp in writerly jealousy. Once in awhile, I'm even moved to download their book, or pick it up at the library or bookstore. Rarely do I find myself curious what he or she will say next. The Hole was a much-different story. I discovered Christina while I was doing my homework, preparing to finish my first novel and release it on Amazon. I found her high on the poetry charts (and even though my novel is not poetry, I couldn't help myself but look), and hers was the first one I found that wasn't some public domain collection by a dead man or woman. One of the reviews was so honest, it still sticks with me: I must admit that I bought this book for the shallowest of reasons - I was intrigued by the title, I liked the dirty-sexy face on the cover, and it was only 99 cents. This poetry is thoughtful and personal. There are about 50 poems here, some short and to the point, some longer and almost chant-like, some a bit steamy, some quite subtle, and almost always thought-provoking. I found myself backtracking at times and saying oh, I see what you did there, nice. Dear Reader, this stuck in my head for awhile because it's so honest. #1, Readers are attracted to book covers, adage or no adage. #2, I want to read books that make me think. I want to flip back the pages and go "Oh! Oh, man, that's clever. Well, shit, why didn't I think of that?" If you like poetry, you'll like this book. If you like women, you'll love this book. If you like thinking, you'll love this book. If you've read The Ethical Slut, you would probably like this book. For $.99, I urge you strongly to give it a try. I'm a "little at a time" sort of consumer of poetry. I made some notes on this particular book, because I wanted to write the poet directly and ask her if I was reading what I thought I was reading. In a poetry class in a real university, that's the kind of thing the class would be discussing, but sitting here alone on the computer, that wasn't really an option. Fortunately, Christina wrote me back, and I do hope she will consider updating her blog from time-to-time with questions from readers about her work, because I think they'd find the discussion fascinating. Or maybe on Goodreads. The Hole delivers everything we like about poetry slams (lots of rhyming going on here, and bold deliveries) without having to sit next to someone's unwashed dreadlocks. It's a win-win. Christina Grey is an exciting new female voice in the poetry market right now. Check out this book. You will not be sorry, even if you're not all that into poetry. You will be into this.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Adam Vanzant

    I love this book, i found that some of my feelings had been placed upon these pages and i felt exposed and relieved. poetry may not be for everyone but this is definitely worth a shot Damn, i gotta read this again now.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Casey

    I'm sure this is a good book. I'm not into an entire book of poems. I read about 1/4 - 1/3. I enjoyed a couple and was completely confused by others. :) I'm sure this is a good book. I'm not into an entire book of poems. I read about 1/4 - 1/3. I enjoyed a couple and was completely confused by others. :)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Katie

  5. 5 out of 5

    An upbeat reader

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Bo Bera

  7. 5 out of 5

    Christina

  8. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Green

  9. 4 out of 5

    Red Tash

  10. 4 out of 5

    Faith

  11. 4 out of 5

    Elizabetha

  12. 5 out of 5

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  13. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

  14. 4 out of 5

    Campbell

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

  16. 5 out of 5

    Marc Iverson

  17. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

  18. 4 out of 5

    Christine Caine

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