ARC Review: Odeful by Jennifer Recchio
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Author: Jennifer Recchio
Published: February 27, 2014 by All Night Reads
Copy: eARC from NetGalley
In this collection of poems about coming of age in the modern world, critically declaimed author Jennifer Recchio takes on such thrilling subjects as math, groceries, and oil changes. The collection includes poems that have been published in online magazines such as Word Riot and Defenestration, and other poems that have never been seen before.
Honestly, the cover caught my attention that's why I downloaded it from NetGalley. I'm not really into poetry but I decided to give this one a try. :)
Who would have thought poems about oil change can be written? Haha! Odeful is a collection of poems about the daily things in life, from the humdrum chores to deeper realizations about life and love. In normal circumstances, some subjects can be dull. But Jennifer Recchio was able to write about them in an entertaining way.
I must admit, some poems I had a hard time understanding (Haha!) but I enjoyed the book nonetheless. It was a short one and can be read in one sitting. So I guess it is perfect for traveling or when you're waiting and you need to kill time. :)
Though yes, I enjoyed the book. I wasn't really excited about it. I can see myself rereading it in the future though. :)
About the Author
Jennifer Recchio is a ghostly apparition who can only communicate through her enchanted mac book. Her spirit is rumored to reside somewhere in Southern Indiana, but no public sightings have yet been reported.
Upon reaching the age of 22 she accidentally earned a chemistry degree. She's sure it's still around here somewhere. She may or may not enjoy playing Dungeons and Dragons, eating Cheez-itz, and listening to musical soundtracks (Source: Jennifer Recchio Website).