What an intriguing title to this book! The title certainly propelled me to take the book out to read for the Canadian Book Review Challenge.
This book is a unique compilation of poetry. Some pieces are angry. Others are passionate and sad. Some are satirical and display raw emotion. It is a sad book too in that it shows the reader that we have an innate capacity to do harm. In fact, we have an innate capacity to be less than beneficient too.
As a philosopher, I find such themes quite alarming and depressing. I don’t necessarily want to accept that we each have a capacity to do so much evil. However, none of us can hide from that for long sadly. All we have to do is read the newspaper or listen to the evening news.
Our world is plagued by violence and dislocation. That wouldn’t arise if we were only intrinsically good. There is calamity in our modern way of living and the author captures that with real raw honesty.
I loved this book from beginning to end.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth