Review: A Knock on a Door ~ Christos Kallis

A knock on the doorISBN ~ 978-1849635806
Publisher ~Austin Macauley
No. Of Pages ~ 37 pages
Links ~ Amazon

A Knock on a Door is the debut collection of poetry from Christos Kallis. It demonstrates great flexibility of style, experimental touches and eccentric twists. The poems range from the abstract to the lyrical, from explorations of religion to love and the human condition.

4 Thumbs-UpReading poetry is one of those things that not many will take the time to do, and in not doing so those readers are missing out, in this case, on a collection of poems that will touch everyone in some way.

Unlike many collections which tend to wax lyrical about the beauty of love, life and nature this collection does none of those things.  It is extremely well written and aimed at disarming the reader and making them confront the emotions the poems evoke when read.  The poems themselves were easy to read, and if I happened to get lost in a poem a quick read back through the Authors notes would help set me back on track, and get into my groove again.

Although this is poetry, the poems themselves read like fiction.  They flowed, contained characters, had twists and turns and made me think; I mean really think.  The reason for my 4 thumbs review is that there just were not enough of these poems and, as I closed the book on the last one I felt at a loss as to what I should do; so I picked up the book and started reading it again.

This is short review, as I feel that to do the collection any justice at all the best thing I can say is that if you only read one book of poetry this year, make sure this is the one.  I highly recommend this book to everyone and will be eagerly awaiting the next collection this poet releases.

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