Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav: Book Review

Time Travelers

In all our wrongs

I want to write to him,

in a time where

I can find him.

Before the tears

that tore us.

When our history was

before us.

Goodreads Synopsis: Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist. Awarded a coveted Churchill Fellowship, her work expresses the intricacies of love and loss.

Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair- from the initial butterflies to the soaring heights- through to the devastating plunge. Lang Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world.

Commentary: I picked up this beauty because of the beautiful book cover. I haven’t read a poetry book in such a long time. I was really excited until I started reading. I kept seeing her poetry all over tumblr, another reason that  convinced me to read her book. After finishing the book, I had no idea what I had just read. Seriously. The poetry was terrible for the most part, only a few pieces were good. I was very disappointed with the book. Lang Leav tried to rhyme a lot, and most of the poems felt childish. I felt that I could write better poetry and that’s saying a lot. I read this book in less than thirty minutes. Some of the poems felt very incomplete as well. Do I find her poetry memorable? No. Would I pick up this book again? Doubt it. If I had read this poetry book as a young teenager, maybe I would have given this book a higher score. Lastly, I can’t believe how this book has high ratings on Goodreads.

Examples One

A Dangerous Recipe

To love him

is something

I hold highly suspicious.

Like having something,

so very delicious –

then being told,

to do the dishes

Example Two

An Impossible Task

To try

or untry

to forget you not,

may be related

somewhat –

To typing,

then trying

to untie,

a complicated knot.

Example Three

Mornings with You

I slowly wake

as day is dawning

to fingerprints

and lips imploring.

The sheets against my skin,

he says,

like wrapping paper

on Christmas morning.

Final Rating: 💔

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