An intriguing point of view of an insane individual, presented from the perspectives of known personality disorders, makes this book of poetry and prose--as well as this work of horror--a rare find. De Choudens takes you to unimaginable places, makes you shiver your bones, and uses the empathy card from time to time, all cleverly tricking you to read more, sequentially. The book is split into four sections: "INSIDE A SINISTER SOUL," "BEYOND THE GRAVE," "CREATURES ARE EVERYWHERE," and "SOMEWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE." The main plot begins in a prison cell, at the hand of a very sly and diabolical man. The author cleverly balances the disturbing topic with a little dark humor and twisted love. It's a story within a story you can't miss. It all wickedly boils down here, in this imaginative book.
|Publisher:||Leo Publishing, LLC.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A fresh look on poetry . . . The author creates an intriguing plot weaved with key narrative and adopts an unusual narration voice. De Choudens takes an uncommon character and shows what happens at the outskirt of humanity, hypnotizing one to rationalize that view, and at times sympathize with the cynical, misunderstood character. The story of a criminally insane inmate is spread over four sections, each signifying a type of reality. All sections begin with a log entry from the narrator addressing a possible discoverer of his letters. I advise you to read the sections sequentially the first time around, in order to appreciate the backstory and the dark humor of the work as a whole. All of the poems are excellent. De Choudens made me reconsider the art of haiku, as prior to this book of poetry and narrative, I was turned off by many oversimplified, wrong usage of this style. I have now found good examples of this type of poetry, and the well-done demonstrations of several styles of haiku in A Quick Look to an Insane Mind led me to seek for more of such quality haiku. E. N. De Choudens is the new master of horror poetry.