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Porcelain (short stories, poems) based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Porcelain is a really different book. Jess is an arist and writes with an artist's pen. Jess takes you into her life and talks to you in short stories, poems, biographical insights from works she did from her childhood days, as a teen, when she was 15 and 17, until today. The book concludes with her (art) sketches. The entire book is very diversified in its content, with short-stories, poetry, quotes with a purpose, and insights into why she wrote what she wrote. She also documents her evolution as a writer from childhood to adult years. There is a wide range of moods, settings, emotions, including, the 15 year old searching for her soul mate, to the indifference from the almost forgotten lover who is most likely in front of the TV set, rather than with her. By the time you are done reading Porcelain, you have made a new friend, you know someone more intimately, someone who has no issue with being totally honest. a brief spasm of unprecedented freedom a fleeting moment of pure truth in being. (From Quote Me) - [the book is like pure truth, transparent] It's an indie book that is a little bit off the beaten path, definitely edgy, and I think, worth reading. Thre is a lot of creative energy flow and new ideas. Some of the short stories have a Hitchcock type of twist to them, some of them come across as kind of Haiku-ish. She includes some off-beat original Haikus in another section). **** Written when she was 15: I'm not the only one Drifting in a neverending haze Living through days in a daze Just trying to look for you The perfect friend The perfect date The ideal mate The idealist Maybe I try too hard Maybe I want too much Maybe life is short and I'll never stop looking or waiting for you If you're my soulmate My significant other I'll know it when I look into your eyes Whoever you are And you'll know it too. [I cut some verses out for brevity- What a glimpse into the heart of a 15 year old girl!] **** Why go Indie? Great quote - "All that is necessary in the production of a book is an author and a bookseller, without the intermediate parasite." (Bernard, 1990) **** And wonder If you think of me too Or if You're spending the night With Your TV set. [Great commentary on society and relationships today!] **** Interesting, personal piece of literature. -- By Assoc For Natural Psych "world of nature" (Newark, NJ), Amazon Review, 7 April 2011